Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards 7/31/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards 7/31/2020 – Two teams entering “The Bubble” and looking to make a good run to claim a playoff spot with the Phoenix Suns taking on the Washington Wizards on Friday, July 31 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. This game will be held at the Visa Athletic Center in Reunion, Florida and viewing options will be through an NBA League Pass subscription and SofaScore. Each team is at the bottom of their respective conference and both needing a huge run to make it to the NBA Playoffs. According to NBA Games Today Odds, it is the Phoenix Suns coming in with a better advantage as compared to the Washington Wizards.
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards 7/31/2020
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards 7/31/2020 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns are the last considered team in the NBA Western Conference to make it to the bubble and they are at 26-39 as the 13th best team. This team will rely heavily on Devin Booker to lead them in their next 8 games and he brings his 26.1 points per game. Center DeAndre Ayton showed during the scrimmage that he can be also an outside threat and will be the team’s next best scoring option. Aaron Baynes and Ricky Rubio are coming in healthy as they are both cleared to play from getting the COVID-19 virus. Both players play a good role in the Suns’ hopeful comeback along with another high-scoring forward Kelly Oubre Jr.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG GP 62 GS 62 MIN 36.1 PTS 26.1 OR 0.4 DR 3.7 REB 4.2 AST 6.6 STL 0.7 BLK 0.3 TO 3.9 PF 3 AST/TO 1.7 PER 19.89
D. Ayton C GP 30 GS 25 MIN 33.2 PTS 19 OR 4.1 DR 7.9 REB 12 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 2.4 PF 3.2 AST/TO 0.8 PER 20.5
K. Oubre Jr. SF GP 56 GS 55 MIN 34.5 PTS 18.7 OR 1.2 DR 5.3 REB 6.4 AST 1.5 STL 1.3 BLK 0.7 TO 1.5 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1 PER 14.98.
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards are entering “The Bubble” with high hopes on making the final playoff spot especially that the Brooklyn Nets are looking more of a G-League team with the number of players they are missing out. But with no Bradley Beal or John Wall, this team will have to take their chances on rookie Rui Hachimura to provide them with some scoring while Thomas Bryant should step up in the paint. On the bright side of things, Shabazz Napier is looking like a solid starting point guard for the team and he looks to fill in the big shoes left by Beal and Wall. He rotates with Ish Smith and the former Detroit Piston showed that he can be a player that this team could rely on.
Players to Watch: B. Beal SG GP 57 GS 57 MIN 36 PTS 30.5 OR 0.9 DR 3.3 REB 4.2 AST 6.1 STL 1.2 BLK 0.4 TO 3.4 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.8 PER 23.19
D. Bertans SF GP 54 GS 4 MIN 29.3 PTS 15.4 OR 0.6 DR 3.9 REB 4.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 0.6 TO 1.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 1.6 PER 15.51
R. Hachimura PF GP 41 GS 41 MIN 29.7 PTS 13.4 OR 1.5 DR 4.5 REB 6 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.7 PER 13.91.
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards 7/31/2020 Betting Numbers
Phoenix are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games.
Washington are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
R. Rubio PG (COVID-19) is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
I. Smith PG (Hamstring) is out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks
The Washington Wizards are looking to capitalize on the opportunity given to them by the NBA for the final playoff spot and expect them to go all out in this first game. The Suns may look like the team that has the slimmest chances of making it in the west but putting these teams side-by-side, they have the better chances of winning and that is also seen by Best Sportsbook.
Moneyline: The Suns are given the ML of -280 being the favored team to win while the Wizards are +240.
ATS: The total spread for this match is a wide 7 points as the suns take -7 while the Wizards are on the far side at +7.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach is at 225.5 points with the Suns going over and the Wizards are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 104 Suns