76ers at Suns 1/2/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
Philadelphia plays the second half of a back-to-back on Wednesday on the road against the Phoenix Suns. On Tuesday, the 76ers visit the Los Angeles Clippers. The 76ers were beaten by the Portland Trail Blazers 129-95 on Sunday in their latest outing. Ben Simmons led the 76ers in the loss with 19 points.
Phoenix lost its third straight after falling to the Golden State Warriors 132-109 on Monday. The Suns lost to Golden State for the 17th straight game including eight straight on their home court in Phoenix. In the loss, Deandre Ayton led the Suns in scoring with 25 points and the rookie big-man pulled down 10 boards. The loss was the Suns fifth in their last six overall.
Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots with averages of 26.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game. Ben Simmons is the team leader in assists with an average of 7.9. The 76ers are shooting 46.5% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
Devin Booker is leading the Suns in scoring and assists with averages of 25.1 points and 7.1 assists per game, while Deandre Ayton is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. As a team, Phoenix is shooting 45.7% from the field and 33.7% from three-point territory.
While Phoenix has not fared well winning outright, losing five of the last six, the Suns have covered the number in 8 of the last 10 overall. Head to head with the 76ers, the Suns have covered 9 of the last 13 overall and 11 of the last 16 in Phoenix. Add to that the fact Philly will be playing its fourth game on the West Coast and the second half of a back to back. Final Score Prediction, Phoenix Suns win and cover ATS 117-113.