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Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Prediction comes ahead of the clash between the two sides in the NBA on 31 July 2020, Friday. Let us take a look at the match preview, including odds and H2H, as we try to provide the best betting tips for this tie.
Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Preview
The Washington Wizards are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, but their chances of making the playoffs are only theoretical. To make it to the top eight, they must win almost all of their remaining games and hope that Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets lose all of their games. And if the defeat of their competitors is quite possible, I hardly believe that Wizards will win at least 6 out of 8 matches. Their leader Bradley Beal refused to take part in the restart of the season because his team has no claim to anything. In addition to Beal in Orlando won’t play two other best players – John Wall and Davis Bertans.
The Phoenix Suns are doing pretty well this season, and their combination of experience and youth is finally yielding at least some fruit. The team is only theoretically fighting for the playoffs, but this is a massive achievement for them. Ricky Rubio, who was isolated due to a positive test for Covid 19, has already joined the team. Now the Suns have all the players in the ranks and are ready to make some noise.
Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Head to Head
This season the teams have a short history of H2H games. They played against each other only once; it was 28/11/19 at Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena. In that game, the Washington Wizards won with a score of 140 – 132. As for the stats and highlights, Bradley Beal had 35 points, Davis Bertans added 16 points. Both players miss the restart of the season. Devin Booker scored 27 points for the Suns, while his backcourt partner Ricky Rubio added 18 points.
In this match, my pick is Phoenix Suns because they have a much higher chance of winning. The presence of all leaders and a higher level of motivation speaks in their favour. For Phoenix, the very first match will be the real test. In case of defeat, they will almost certainly lose any chances for playoffs. Washington does not have any goals, everyone in the team understands that they almost certainly will not get into the playoffs, so they will play without much enthusiasm and will give carte blanche to their youth. So, my prediction is Phoenix wins with -5 point spread.
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