Atlantic meets Pacific at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. The Phoenix Suns pulled off a nail-biter against the Bulls in their most recent contest, winning the game 127-124. This is their last of four-straight road games and the team looks to secure a third win before heading home. Meanwhile, the Sixers bounced back from back-to-back losses with a 119-108 victory over the Bulls. This gives the team confidence before taking on the Western Conference leaders.
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Suns vs. 76ers Game Information
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- When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns) / WPEN 97.5 (76ers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Suns (+1.5) / 76ers (-1.5)
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
The Suns snapped an 11-game winning streak in the hands of the Hawks last week. However, they were quick to recover and are now riding back-to-back wins. The team shows no sign of slowing down as the first half of the season concludes.
Phoenix is deadly from both ends of the court. What makes the side deliver consistent results is their ability to deliver on both ends. On offense, the Suns average 112.7 points (third) per game on 47.8% shooting (second). Their competent shooters put together a 54.1% two-point shooting percentage. They also do well from downtown and make 36.3% of their three-point attempts (eighth). Furthermore, the Suns are known to move the ball well. With Chris Paul at the helm, the team averages 26.5 assists (fifth) per game.
Defensively, the Suns limit opponents to 105.0 points (sixth) per game. They hold opponents to 44.0% shooting (third). The visitors also defend the arc well and average 33.5% opponent three-point shooting (third). Although rebounding is not the team’s ace card, they have the upper hand against the Sixers in this one. The Suns collect 53.3 boards (13th) per game.
All core players are ready to go on Tuesday night. However, key role players Cameron Payne (wrist) and Landry Shamet (ankle) will sit the game out due to injury.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The Sixers are also coming from a win against the Bulls. They have a solid track record at home and won four of their last five games in Philadelphia. Just like their upcoming opponents, the Sixers have something to show on both ends of the floor.
Offensively, the 76ers average 107.8 points (21st) per game on 46.6% shooting (seventh). They average 52.8% from the two-point range (16th). The team also has decent three-point shooting numbers and hits 35.8% of their attempts from deep (tenth). On top of that, the Sixers get the most out of their free-throw attempts. The team makes 80.5% of their shots from the line and is the fifth-best record in the league.
Going over Philly’s defense, the team holds opponents to 105.6 points (eighth) per game. They limit teams to 45.0% shooting (11th). This involves a 51.9% opponent two-point percentage (ninth) and an impressive 34.0% opponent three-point shooting (seventh). These numbers are enough to put pressure on the visitors. On top of that, the 76ers have solid rim protection. The hosts average 5.7 blocks (fourth) per game.
Matisse Thybulle is the only starting player can potentially miss the game after picking up a shoulder injury in his recent appearance. Nonetheless, Danny Green is available to cover for his position, while the rest of the core players are healthy and ready to play.
Suns vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- The Suns are 4-1 in their last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Suns are 5-5 in their last ten games against the 76ers (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went under once in the Suns’ last five road games against the 76ers.
- The 76ers are 4-1 in their last five games at the Wells Fargo Center (2-3 ATS).
- The 76ers are 4-6 in their last ten games against the Suns (3-7 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in four of the 76ers’ last five games against the Suns.
Suns vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
It’s rather apparent that the Grizzlies are favored to win this upcoming matchup in terms of overall talent and chemistry. However, the Knicks did look impressive during their recent 20-point victory and have home court advantage in their favor yet again. In turn, there’s a high possibility that the Knicks can, at the very least, cover the spread as home dogs; if not outright hand the Grizz another loss on the East Coast for a rather shocking upset.
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