A game featuring a struggling NBA squad will see the Washington Wizards (11-20) play the Phoenix Suns (19-12) at Footprint Center on December 20, 2022. The Wizards have lost 10 in a row and are 0-10 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under is 223.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Suns vs. Wizards
Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -299 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +239 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 223.5 points.
Suns vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Wizards Betting Trends
The Suns are 17-14-0 against the spread this year. Phoenix has won 16, or 64%, of the 25 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Suns games this year have gone over the total in 15 out of 31 opportunities (48.4%).
In the Wizards’ 31 games this season, they have 11 wins against the spread. Washington has won four of the 19 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (21.1%). Wizards games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 31 opportunities (48.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns vs. Wizards Injury Report
Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Illness), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring), Rui Hachimura: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix ranks seventh in the NBA with 115.8 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks seventh with 110.6 points allowed per game. The Suns are averaging 117.3 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 114.1 points per contest. The Suns have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 116 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.2 points more than the 115.8 they’ve scored this year.
With 13.2 three-pointers per game, Phoenix ranks seventh in the NBA. It sports a 37.8% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks sixth in the league. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Suns have taken 61.9% two-pointers (accounting for 69.4% of the team’s baskets) and 38.1% from beyond the arc (30.6%).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
In 2022-23, Washington is 25th in the league on offense (110.6 points scored per game) and 16th on defense (113.7 points allowed). The Wizards score 111.5 points per game at home, and 109.8 on the road. In their previous 10 games, the Wizards are posting 110.9 points per game, 0.3 more than their season average (110.6).
At 11.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc, Washington is 24th and 19th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 63.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73% of the Wizards’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Suns, and we project that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 223.5 points.
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