The Phoenix Suns (41-10) continue their four-game road trip through the Eastern Conference when they face the Washington Wizards (24-27) Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Wizards odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Suns opened their road trip with a 124-115 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Thursday. That defeat snapped an 11-game win streak and was only their second loss since the start of 2022.
The Wizards snapped a six-game losing skid with a 106-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday.
Suns at Wizards odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Suns -500 (bet $500 to win $100) | Wizards +360 (bet $100 to win $360)
Against the spread (ATS): Suns -8.5 (-115) | Wizards +8.5 (-107)
Over/Under (O/U): 218.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Suns at Wizards key injuries
F Frank Kaminsky (knee) out
F Abdel Nader (knee) out
G Cam Payne (wrist) out
F Dario Saric (knee) out
G Landry Shamet (ankle) out
G Bradley Beal (wrist) out
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Suns at Wizards odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 115, Wizards 103
PASS on the money line.
The Wizards are missing their top player while the Suns, aside from missing Payne, are as healthy as they can be. Phoenix has the league’s best road record at 19-5 and has not lost consecutive games since December 25-27. The Suns also have not lost two consecutive road games since dropping games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers Dec. 3 and Dec. 13.
It still isn’t worth betting nearly five times your potential return, and you can get better values from the spread and the total.
Against the spread
The Suns are 28-23 ATS overall this season and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games. They perform well against the spread on the road, where they are 15-9 ATS.
The Wizards are 20-30-1 ATS on the season but 12-13 ATS at home. They have covered the spread only twice in their last 10 games.
They have G Kyle Kuzma stepping up in Beal’s absence, but a healthy Suns team is too deep for the Wizards to handle. G Devin Booker is averaging 32.0 points per game in his last 11 contests.
Take the SUNS -8.5 (-115).
Three of the last four games for the Suns have hit the Over but the Wizards have had six of their last eight games stay Under the projected total.
The Suns are 8-15-1 O/U on the road this season.
The Wizards have averaged only 101 points in their last six games.
Take UNDER 218.5 (-107).
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