Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers (By: Miyagi)
The Suns have played much better, confident, and resolute basketball recently and their young stars have stepped up their game but the results just didn't go their way through they had an ultra-tough schedule since they faced Warriors, Thunder, and Nuggets in their last three. This is the 4th of a set of 7 straight home games for them and they will face the Sixers who have been on the road for quite a while now (5th straight away game, 4th straight in the West) and they are also on the second game of a back to back set which adds to their fatigue, so the Suns should not be written off today!
The Suns have this confidence in their game as of late and this feeling that it's just a matter of time before they get a much-anticipated win at home, so the alternative handicap of -2.0 (for the Suns) at odds of 3.00 is a risk I will take and although I don't like to do that, I would suggest that you consider it as well.
That being said, someone will have to step up for them offensively and since Ayton is going to have a difficult task against Embiid on both ends, Booker needs to take over. Booker apparently loves to face Eastern teams as all his six 32+ point games this season came against Eastern sides and one of those games was against the Sixers, 37p (6-15 3P, 13-18 FG), in their last meeting. Booker scored 46p in the first and 32p in the second game of the series against the Sixers last season.
Sixers' struggle to limit the damage from opposing guards continue and against the restless, crafty Booker, who will be the main go-to player for the Suns tonight, things are not expected to get any better for them and it's possible that Booker will have his 7th 30+ point game of the season.
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Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction
|Devin Booker - Over 24.5 Points||Bet365||1.72||8||37 WON (+5.76 units)|