With the way the Suns are playing, they need to make all-around production from their players to win the next set of games. Here are the Nets-SunsNBA odds, courtesy of FanDuelNBA Odds: Nets-Suns OddsBrooklyn Nets: -1. 5 (-110)Phoenix Suns: +1. 5 (-110)Over: 221 (-110)Under: 221 (-110)How To Watch Nets vs. SunsTV: TNTStream: NBA League PassTime: 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT*Watch NBA games LIVE with fuboTV(click for a free trial)*Why The Nets Could Cover The SpreadWith Irving probable to play and Durant still sidelined, the Nets will need some offensive inspiration from their remaining players. Ben Simmons will most likely play as the main defender and playmaker, while TJ Warren, Royce O’Neale, Seth Curry, and Nic Claxton are expected to make some buckets.
NBA Odds: Nets Vs. Suns Prediction, Pick, How To Watch - 1/19/2023The Phoenix Suns (21-24) will host the Brooklyn Nets (27-16) Thursday night in a night where both teams will try to perform well despite the absences of their superstars. We continue our NBA odds series with a Nets-Suns prediction and pick. The Brooklyn Nets come into this matchup after a close loss to the tanking San Antonio Spurs. With no Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons emerged as the leader of the squad, amassing a 10-10-11 triple-double that propelled the Nets to a near comeback.
They have now 27 wins across 43 games and dropped to the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn looks to make another series of wins, as Durant’s injury management will be a tough blow to the team. The Phoenix Suns continue to struggle, which places them out of the playoff picture. Their most recent win came off a 12-point upset over the Golden State Warriors, which was also Damion Lee’s ring ceremony. If they win out for the rest of January, despite the absence of Booker, they might be able to punch their way into playoff contention.
They desperately need that to change if they want any chance of climbing up in the Eastern Conference ladder. The Nets have been fairly decent on the road, winning 14 of the 23 matches this season. If the Nets are to break that trend and make another series of wins, now seems to be the ideal time for that to happen. For one, Kevin Durant is gradually progressing to a return with the Nets.
Despite a depleted roster, the Nets’ recent outings will make this game an easy task to handle. Trying to contain the Suns is possible right now because they have not been making good shot selections. Simmons, Curry, and Warren must play their best but they also have to show up on the defensive side of the floor. The Nets have three straight losses entering this match, making only 298 points on those defeats.
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Series HistoryBrooklyn have won nine out of their last 11 games against Phoenix. Feb 16, 2021 - Brooklyn 128 vs. Phoenix 124Feb 03, 2020 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Phoenix 97Nov 10, 2019 - Phoenix 138 vs. Brooklyn 112Dec 23, 2018 - Brooklyn 111 vs. Phoenix 103Nov 06, 2018 - Brooklyn 104 vs. Phoenix 82Nov 06, 2017 - Brooklyn 98 vs. Phoenix 92Oct 31, 2017 - Phoenix 122 vs. Brooklyn 114Mar 23, 2017 - Brooklyn 126 vs.
Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Brooklyn, who are 29-30 against the spread. Brooklyn's victory brought them up to 40-20 while Phoenix's loss pulled them down to 42-17. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Brooklyn comes into the game boasting the highest field goal percentage in the league at 49. 30%. The Suns are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they rank third in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 48. 70% on the season. This one is shaping up to be an exciting offensive shootout. How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 3:30 p. ETWhere: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New YorkTV: ESPNOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free.
Brooklyn relied on the efforts of small forward Joe Harris, who had 20 points, and power forward Jeff Green, who had 19 points. Green hadn't helped his team much against the Toronto Raptors this past Wednesday, so this was a nice turnaround for him. Meanwhile, the contest between Phoenix and the Celtics this past Thursday was not particularly close, with the Suns falling 99-86. One thing holding Phoenix back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Devin Booker, who did not have his best game: he fouled out and turned the ball over five times en route to a 15-point finish. Barring any buzzer beaters, the Nets are expected to win a tight contest.
Regional restrictions may apply. )Follow: CBS Sports AppOddsThe Nets are a slight 1. 5-point favorite against the Suns, according to the latest NBA odds. The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 2. 5-point favorite. Over/Under: -111See NBA picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Get picks now.