Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns - 12/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (22-5) vs Washington Wizards (15-14)
Game Info: Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Washington Wizards need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 105.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.2 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.9 points and 11.2 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 3-0-1 in Wizards last 4 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The Wizards are 8-17 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
The Washington Wizards continue to play bad basketball, which includes a blowout loss last night to the Kings. The Wizards are losing their last five games by an average of 9.2 points. The Phoenix Suns have the rest advantage, and they continue to win and cover numbers. The Suns win at home by an average of 8.6 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. It's hard to like the Wizards in this spot on the end of a back to back. Give me the Suns.
Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -8.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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