The Phoenix Suns will take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Barclays Center. Brooklyn is 14-5 overall and 6-3 at home, while the Suns are 16-3 overall and 8-1 on the road. This is clearly a potential NBA Finals matchup and the Nets won and covered both matchups between the two franchises last season.
However, both teams have been middle of the road this season against the spread with the Suns going 10-9 and the Nets going 9-10. Brooklyn is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Nets vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Suns vs. Nets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Nets vs. Suns spread: Nets -2.5
- Nets vs. Suns over-under: 224 points
What you need to know about the Nets
Brooklyn took down the Boston Celtics 123-104 on Wednesday. The Nets’ success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up. Point guard James Harden led the charge as he posted a double-double on 20 points and 11 dimes while also collecting seven rebounds.
Patty Mills led the Nets with 23 points and went 7-for-10 from the 3-point line in the win and Kevin Durant also had 21 points. Harden and Durant are obviously one of the most dynamic tandems in the league, but Mills has been an important revelation in the last six games. Mills is averaging 20.0 points per game and the Nets are 5-1 during that span.
What you need to know about the Suns
Meanwhile, Phoenix put the hurt on the New York Knicks in an impressive 118-97 victory. It was another big night for Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker, who had 32 points. Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton both had double-doubles with Paul putting up 14 points and 10 assists. Ayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Booker has been red-hot around the holiday as he’s gone 28-for-48 from the field and 6-for-12 from the 3-point line while scoring 67 points in the last two games. Booker is averaging 23.6 points per game and is shooting a career-best 39.7 percent from beyond the arc this season.
How to make Suns vs. Nets picks
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