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Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Suns (8-25) at Brooklyn Nets (15-19)
Date & Time Sunday December 23, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5
TV Channel
YES, FSAZ
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NBA | Phoenix Suns (8-25) at Brooklyn Nets (15-19)
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The Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Phoenix Suns look for a bounce back showing after winning four of their last five games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.5 points and 6.6 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing six rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four of their last six road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 17.5 points and 6.2 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last eight home games.

The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 11-5 in Nets last 16 vs. Western Conference. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall.

Laying this much chalk with the Brooklyn Nets just doesn't feel right, but they've been rather consistent against the number lately and have been on fire offensively as of late, shooting 49.9 percent from the field in their last five games. This is a quick turnaround for the Phoenix Suns, who just played three overtimes last night against the Washington Wizards. We're sure to see some tired legs from the Suns in this one. So, laying the chalk with the Nets doesn't feel too bad after all.

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets -7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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