Wizards vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 12/17/23

Phoenix Suns (13-12) vs Washington Wizards (4-20)

Game Info: Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -12.5 -- Over/Under: 244.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards have lost to the 76ers and Pelicans this week but are coming off a win over the Pacers. The Washington Wizards are averaging 116.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 126.8 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 23.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists. Deni Avdija is the third double-digit scorer, and Corey Kispert is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.4) this season.
  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified Forwards for FG% (68.8%) this season.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns beat the Warriors, but they’re fresh off losses to the Nets and Knicks. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.7 points and 5.6 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 28.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Devin Booker ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FT% (91.7%) this season.
  • Kevin Durant ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (48.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.6).
  • The Suns rank 2nd in the league for free throws made per game this season (22.3).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (126.8).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.1).

Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns prediction

I don't want to back the Washington Wizards as much as the next guy, but I'm not laying double-digit chalk with the Suns. The Phoenix Suns have lost 4 of their last 5 games, they're 5-8 SU at home, and they just lost Bradley Beal again due to injury. Say what you want about the Washington Wizards, but they can score the basketball, and they have at least covered 5 of their last 10 games. The Suns have consistency issues and have been disappointing at home. It's the road dog or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +12.5

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