The Brooklyn Nets (3-6) head to Phoenix to take on the Suns (4-6) in what should be a fast-paced game. Phoenix is a 1-point favorite on the opening line while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 234.5 points. Tip-off is set for at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 6, 2017, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Brooklyn Nets at Phoenix Suns ATS Preview
The Nets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers, 124-112, in their last outing. Allen Crabbe had a solid performance for Brooklyn, leading the team in scoring with 25 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Los Angeles had an effective field goal percentage of 0.559 (above their season average of 0.506). Brooklyn, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (29-38; 76.3 percent).
In the Suns’ last game, they were topped by the San Antonio Spurs, 112-95. With seven points and 14 rebounds, Phoenix’s Tyson Chandler played well. San Antonio had a turnover percentage of 8.6 (better than their season average of 12.9). Phoenix, on the other hand, held the Spurs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.0 (below their season average of 26.6).
There should be plenty of transition action in this contest that features a pair of the league’s more up-tempo teams. Phoenix ranks third in possessions per game (103.3) and Brooklyn is first (103.8) since the 2016-17 season. Furthermore, the Nets have been among the league’s elite at getting to the line, ranking first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.230). The Suns, meanhwile, rank 23rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.260).
Games including Brooklyn have finished over 66.7 percent of the time, while Phoenix games have finished over 60.0 percent of the time. The Suns have the better straight up (SU) record (4-6 vs. 3-6) and a narrow edge against the spread (ATS) (5-5 vs. 4-5).
These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to put up 226 points, just under the projected point total of 229.5. The Suns won 122-104, covering as 5-point underdogs. Brooklyn made good use of their 30 trips to the free throw line, converting on 26 of them (86.7 percent). Phoenix, on the other hand, was 16-21 (76.2 percent). D’Angelo Russell was a standout player in the game, putting up 33 points and six rebounds.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Suns, ATS Winner – Suns, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Nets average 46.1 points in the paint per game, which ranks ninth in the league. The Suns rank 24th in points allowed in the paint per game (44.6).
- Brooklyn averages 7.4 steals per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Phoenix ranks 18th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
- Phoenix averages 14.7 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Brooklyn ranks 27th in second chance points allowed per game (14.4).
- Brooklyn ranks 19th in assists per game (21.4) while Phoenix ranks 29th (19.5).
- In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Brooklyn is 6-4 and Phoenix is 9-3.
- The Nets are 21-41 when they reach 100 points, while the Suns are 24-46.
- The Nets average 15.3 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 12th in the league. The Suns rank 23rd in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.3).
- Brooklyn ranks fourth in fast break points per game (14.1) while Phoenix ranks 29th in fast break points allowed per game (16.0).
- The Suns rank fifth in rebounds per game (45.2) while the Nets rank 27th in rebounds allowed per game (47.4).
- The Suns average 4.9 blocks per game, which ranks ninth in the league. The Nets rank 19th in blocks allowed per game (5.6).
- Brooklyn ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (31.7) while Phoenix ranks 22nd (22.9).