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Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 27, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert

The Suns are the hottest team in the NBA and put their 15-game winning streak against a Nets team that’s won 12 of 14. Plenty of talent and electricity in the building as the Nets host the Suns at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday night on NBATV.

Score Prediction

Suns 128, Nets 122

Best Bets

Over 219

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions

Both teams are red hot, but it’s the Suns who have found a way to beat everyone in their path. Phoenix has dominated opponents during this win streak but shouldn’t expect an easy win over the Nets. Brooklyn made a switch up front that can help counter DeAndre Ayton. The insertion of LaMarcus Aldridge in the starting lineup helped the Nets control the Celtics. The back court battles will play a huge impact on the game with Devin Booker and James Harden being the focus. The wild card remains Kevin Durant, and just how much he can take over the game, forcing Booker – or another Suns player to counter.

The Nets are riding a mini-streak of their own, looking to win their 5th straight game on Saturday night. While the Suns went from surviving to thriving on having multiple players finish in double figures, the Nets are just recently figured it out. We know the usual suspects up top, but this game could come down to the second units and how a team can hold any lead it gets. Chris Paul and Ayton have been fantastic compliments to Booker. The Nets will have to get a lot out of Patty Mills shooting and Harden scoring to help Durant. There will certainly be a lot of points scored with so much talent on the floor, so best to look at going over 219.

There isn’t much bad to look at when you’ve won 15 straight basketball games, and the Suns are no exception – rather the opposite. It’s been impressive to watch them put together this streak without having a dominant secondary scorer, but also seeing the bench blossom. The Suns saw Ayton return from a leg injury and put up monster numbers, right alongside Paul adding a double-double of his own. All of this behind Booker who continues to pace one of the best shooting offenses in the NBA.

The Nets job is to stop a team looking for its eighth straight road win of the season, 16th straight overall. Never an easy task but the Nets seem up for it. Brooklyn won four straight but only most recently in blowout fashion. They found ways to win despite it not always looking pretty. That’s a little different than the Suns who have nearly half – 7 of 15 – of their wins in the streak coming in double-digit fashion. Durant may go for 50 against the Suns, but he’s going to need help from Mills and Aldridge more than anyone else outside of Harden. Brooklyn will score, just not enough to win the game.

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds

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Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • TV-Time: NBATV - 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Suns Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-3
  • ATS: 10-9
  • O/U: 9-10-

Booker leads the Suns with 23.6 PPG off 45.6 percent shooting, he adds 5.3 RPG and 4.7 APG. Ayton is next with 15.8 PPG and 11.8 RPG, he’s also shooting 64 percent from the floor. Paul averages 14 PPG and 10.4 APG. Mikal Bridges is scoring just under 13 PPG off 54.6 percent shooting, he’s followed up by Frank Kaminsky and JaVale McGee who are each averaging just over 10 PPG.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 14-5
  • ATS: 8-9-2
  • O/U: 9-10

Durant leads Brooklyn with 28 PPG off 55.6 percent shooting, Durant adds 7.6 RPG and 5.3 APG. Harden adds 20.7 PPG with 9.2 APG and 7.6 RPG; Harden is shooting 41 percent on the season. Aldridge is now at 13.6 PPG and 6 RPG. Mills adds 12.5 PPG off 46.6 percent shooting. Joe Harris is the only other Nets player to average double figures in points, scoring 11.3 PPG.

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Head-to-Head

The first matchup between these two teams will be Saturday night in Brooklyn. The Suns have won 15 straight games, while the Nets come into this game winners of four straight.

Key Players to Watch

  • PHO: Devin Booker - SG (23.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.7 apg)
  • PHO: Chris Paul - PG (14.1 ppg, 10.4 apg)
  • BKN: Kevin Durant - SF (28.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 5.3 apg)
  • BKN: James Harden - PG (20.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 9.2 apg)

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Conclusion

<p.Neither one of these teams is particularly good against the spread, Brooklyn is 8-9-2 while the Suns are just 10-9 ATS. We do know both teams love to score and would rather put up 150 to outscore their opponent. This could be an arms race to 140 points, first to hit it wins. The total was sitting below 220 for a while and it just makes sense to play the points here as opposed to finding small – minuscule at best – value in laying or taking points.

Brooklyn is certainly top- heavy enough to beat any team in the NBA on any given night, and the Suns have beaten half of the league in the past month. Take the over 219 and trust these teams will bring their own fireworks.

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends

  • Brooklyn has won six of its last seven games when facing Phoenix.
  • Phoenix has gone OVER the point total in five straight games.
  • Phoenix has failed to cover the spread in eight of its last nine road games when playing the second game of a back-to-back.

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