Nets at Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 1/19/23

Phoenix Suns (21-24) vs Brooklyn Nets (27-16)

Game Info: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Brooklyn Nets Preview

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points and 5.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and 5.6 assists, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Nets last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Suns last 4 home games. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Phoenix Suns are a complete mess and not a team you should be eager to back. However, the Nets are coming off a horrendous performance, and they're without Durant and dealing with an injured Kyrie. If the Nets are down two stars, they could easily lose this game. Not a game I'd touch personally, but it's Suns or pass for me with the free bucket.

Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +1.5

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