Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 27, 2021


James Harden recorded a fourth straight double-double in Wednesday’s win over the Boston Celtics.

November 27, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Barclays Center
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +225.5


Betting Action


Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +225.5


Betting Action


A preview of a possible NBA Finals matchup highlights the Saturday schedule, as the Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets host the red-hot Phoenix Suns. The Nets have cemented their perch atop the conference standings with four straight wins, capped by Wednesday’s decisive 123-104 win Boston. The Suns have remained within striking distance of the first place in the West during an epic 15-game win streak that continued with a 118-97 rout of the New York Knicks on Friday night.

While Brooklyn holds a narrow edge in bettor support, it is the Suns who have made gains at the sportsbooks, climbing to narrow 1.5-point underdogs on the NBA odds board after opening at +3. With both clubs’ offences clicking, the total has also been on the rise, vaulting to 224.5 since opening at 221.0. However, the Under remains a slight -116 favourite.

Suns vs. Nets NBA Betting Odds

Saturday night’s matchup marks the first of two meetings this season between these clubs. The Nets extended their recent dominance over Phoenix with a pair of wins last season, lifting them head-to-head straight up record to 10-2 since March 2015. The club has also topped the Suns in seven of nine all-time meetings in Brooklyn and racked up an average of 119.6 points per game over the Suns’ past five visits. However, with the total getting regularly pegged well over 220 when these teams square off at Barclays Center, the Under has gone a reliable 7-2. Saturday’s clash marks the first time in 17 outings that Phoenix has been pegged as a betting underdog. The club has lost and failed to cover in four straight while sporting positive odds, a slide that began with last summer’s NBA Finals clash with Milwaukee.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns extended their current road win streak to seven games with Friday’s rout of the Knicks. Phoenix has averaged 117.7 points per game over the first three dates on their four-game Eastern swing. However, the Suns have failed to generate dividends for loyal sports bettors, covering just twice in their past eight overall wins. Devin Booker has continued to lead the Suns’ vaunted attack. The 25-year-old has saved his best performances for the road, averaging 33.5 points over his past two outings, and 24.8 points per game this season.

Brooklyn Nets

Wednesday’s win over the Celtics marked the Nets’ seventh victory this season by double-digit margins and improved their road record to 8-2. However, it has been a harder grind for Brooklyn at home, where they have gone 6-3 straight up, but have been a massive betting disappointment. The Nets are winless against the spread in their past three home dates and sport a middling 3-2 record when favoured at home by three or fewer points. However, sports bettors underestimate this club at their own peril. James Harden recorded a fourth straight double-double in Wednesday’s win, and Kevin Durant remains perched among the league leaders with 28.1 points per game. Close attention should also be paid to veteran point guard Patty Mills, who drained a game-high 23 points on Wednesday and averaged 20 points over his past six outings.

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