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2022 NBA Handicapping
(41-10) Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards (24-27)
Date: Saturday, February 5th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns | Wizards (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
Saturday, February 5th, finds the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards playing for the second and final time this season. In the initial meeting on December 16th, the Suns won 118-98.
Both teams played on Wednesday with the Raptors falling 98-102 to the Mavericks while the Wizards lost a one-point heartbreaker (118-119) to the Nets.
All-time the Wizards have the advantage of winning 67 of 132 matches versus the Suns. Last season the each team winning on their home floor.
With 51 of 82 games played the Suns just picked up their 10th loss having delivered the most consistent effort through the majority of the season.
They’ve dealt with adversity with starters Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Jae Crowder all missing multiple games but never stumbled. Much of the credit goes to head coach Monty Williams and All-Star veteran point guard Chris Paul.
That duo and Booker will all be at the All-Star game representing their team but you get the feeling they only care about one award — the Larry O’B.
And yet, as I watch the Suns who deliver consistently and do precisely what’s needed to close out games I still find myself questioning if they have another level they can expand to in the post season.
That’s not to say I don’t believe they’ll go deep in the playoffs, rather, that it feels like the Warriors or even the Nuggets, should they get back Jamal Murray, have another gear they can switch on.
In the interim, the Suns will look to start another winning streak having witnessed the 11-game streak come to an end in Atlanta. And for what it’s worth Phoenix is the only team in the NBA with two double-digit win streaks.
Abdel Nader (conditioning) is questionable, Landry Shamet (ankle) was downgraded to out.
Cameron Payne (wrist), Dario Saric (knee), and Frank Kaminsky (knee) are out indefinitely
Something that can’t be ignored about this iteration of the Wizards is how they perform with Bradley Beal in the lineup versus when he’s out. Washington is 17-23 with Beal and 7-4 without him.
That could be a coincidence but the strength of the Wizards is their depth and perhaps they feel more involved when they play without Beal who isn’t eating up shots or for that group needing to rely on him.
In the victory versus the 76ers Kyle Kuzma led the way with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, and three blocks. Spencer Dinwiddie registered a triple-double of 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points while rookie Corey Kispert and Rui Hachimura each scored 11 points.
Thomas Bryant was upgraded to probable for Saturday while Beal (wrist) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The Suns are 6-4 in the last 10 meetings between the clubs
- The teams are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 head to head matches
- Washington is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Phoenix is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
Perhaps the reason why the Wizards seem to mesh better without Beal in the lineup is opponents can’t just key on one player on defense and it opens up the court for them.
But, facing the elite defenses they can overcome multiple shooters which has me leaning in favor of the Suns winning – the question is whether the spread of 7.5 is too rich?
I’m thinking Phoenix will be close but come up just short.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +7.5
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