Brooklyn Nets (4-6) at Phoenix Suns (2-7)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 6, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Phoenix Suns +1 -- Over/Under: 219.5
The Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA action at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to in back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Caris LeVert is averaging 20 points and 4.2 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 assists. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 2.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last five road games.
The Phoenix Suns also have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.7 points and 6.7 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16 points and 10.7 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three of their last five home games.
The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Suns are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
A battle between two lottery teams in a toss-up spot, I'm siding with the Phoenix Suns at home. The Nets have looked awful on the road for much of the season, and the Suns will have the best player on the court in Booker, who caught fire the last time he played, hitting constant big shots to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. I wouldn't bet this game myself due to a loaded CBB card, but the Suns at home is the side I'd land on in a game that's as close to 50-50 as you can get in this league.