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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-14) Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns (22-5)
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards +325| Suns -400 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Thursday, December 16th, finds the Washington Wizards playing the Phoenix Suns for the first time this season. Washington will host the final meeting between the clubs this season on February 5th.
Washington is on the second game of a back-to-back set having lost 105-119 to the Kings on Wednesday while the Suns played a back-to-back set on Monday/Tuesday versus the Clippers and Blazers losing to the Clippers (95-111) and defeating the Blazers in overtime 111-107.
Last season, the squads played twice with each winning on their home court. The Wizards hold the all-time record having bested the Suns in 67 of their 131 matches.
Entering gameplay on Wednesday the Wizards had lost five of their last six matches with the lone victory occurring against the Pistons and requiring over time and now have lost six of their last seven contests.
These losses are occurring with most of the core playing. As noted previously it seems more like the Wizards caught opponents by surprise early in the season and now teams are ready for them.
Despite the Kings being shorthanded with Terence Davis, Marvin Bagley and even coach Alvin Gentry out due to health and safety protocols the Wizards built a 12 point lead but were unable to hang onto it.
Bradley Beal served up 30 points, five rebounds, five assists, and a steal to lead his squad. He was helped by Deni Avjida (15), Montrezl Harrell (14), Daniel Gafford (14), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (10) who each scored in double figures.
Kyle Kuzma missed two games in quarantine but was back on Wednesday so must’ve provided two negative PCR tests in a 24-hour period. The NBA has witnessed an upswing in positive tests with some teams missing up to 10 players.
Thomas Byant (knee) and Rui Hachimura (personal) remain sidelined.
Devin Booker has missed the last six games and there is no definitive return date for him.
Deandre Ayton was back after missing the last two games and effective immediately. Ayton delivered a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds plus an assist, and two steals.
Chris Paul also posted a double-double of 24 points and 14 assists plus eight rebounds. Cameron Payne was the top reserve point-getter with 17 points while Cameron Johnson (12) and Mikal Bridges (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Frank Kaminsky (knee) is downgraded to out while Abdel Nader (undisclosed) is also out Sunday. Dario Saric (knee) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- The Suns are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Suns are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Wizards are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games.
- The Wizards are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
While both clubs began the season winning to rise to the top of their individual conferences only the Suns have proven they are a legit title contender and remain a home court seed.
Washington is reeling and worse only cover ATS on the road in 26 percent of opportunities. In contrast, the Suns cover ATS in 50 percent of their home matches.
Although Booker remains out the Suns perform to their identity regardless of who plays and in this match their bigs will be a problem for Washington.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns -8.5
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