76ers vs. Suns Betting Predictions 3/27/22

by | Mar 27, 2022 | nba

Philadelphia 76ers (46-27 SU, 36-36-1 ATS) vs. Phoenix Suns (60-14 SU, 41-33-0 ATS)

When: Sunday March 27 2022, 06:00 PM (ET)

Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona

TV: NBCSP

Point Spread: PHI +6/PHX -6 (Opened BOS -6.5 at BetNow - They offer a 100% real cash bonus up to $1K!)

Total: 227.5 (Opened at 227)

Money Line: Philadelphia 76ers 196/Phoenix Suns -243

Power Rating: PHX -7

Probable Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder, C Deandre Ayton

Key Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.

Phoenix Suns
JaVale McGee: Illness (OUT)
Cameron Johnson: Quadricep (OUT)
Frank Kaminsky: Knee (OUT)
Gabriel Lundberg: Personal (OUT)
Dario Saric: Knee (OUT)

The Phoenix Suns host the Philadelphia 76ers in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 06:00 PM ET at the Footprint Center.

Recent Form

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 46-27, placing them 1st in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 25-11. Over their last five games, the 76ers have played well, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Philadelphia’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 112.0 points per game. Combined, the 76ers’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 104.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.5. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down the LA Clippers by a score of 122-97

The Phoenix Suns come into this game with an overall record of 60-14, placing them 1st in the Western Conference. So far, Phoenix is above .500 at home, holding a record of 30-8. The Suns have played well over their last five games, picking up 5 wins. During this stretch, Phoenix is averaging 130.0 points per game, 15.0 points more than their season average of 115.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 113.0 points per contest. Even though the Suns have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 117.0 points per game, up from Phoenix’s usual rate of 106.9. In the Phoenix Suns’ most recent game, Phoenix took down Denver by a score of 140-130.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Philadelphia travels to take on the Phoenix Suns, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 61 games, Embiid is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 57.0% of his games. So far, the Suns are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.67% of their games, placing them 19th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring, averaging 26 points across his 71 games. Throughout the season, Booker has outscored his season average in 48.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Booker will need to do so against a 76ers defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 40.68%. This figure is good for a rank of 3rd in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Phoenix Suns are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 33 of Phoenix’s 73 games, leading to a winning percentage of 82%. So far, the Philadelphia 76ers have played 6 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 6 times, by an average margin of -18.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns have met up for 1 game. Phoenix took game one by a score of 114-109.

How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Suns

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 229.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
  • 76ers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
  • Suns are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Due to Philadelphia’s 3 game win streak and Miami’s 4 game losing skid. This contest now features the top teams from both the Eastern and Western Conference. However, even though Philly comes into the game riding high, they are not as hot as a Phoenix team that has rattled off 7 straight wins. In terms of betting, the Suns enter the matchup as 6 point home favorites. Look for this to be a back and forth contest, with Philadelphia covering the spread. But, look for Phoenix to pull out the straight up win. Got five minutes? Do yourself a favor and take a few to learn about the benefits of reduced juice sports betting! It saves you TONS of money  and is FREE!