This Saturday, our Phoenix suns play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Footprint Center in Arizona. The Suns come into this game as -10 point favorites.
Cleveland started the season a bit better than expected, as their three-game winning streak came to an end on Friday. Phoenix on the other hand, has started the season slower than expected. Frustration may be building for the Suns?
Both teams are looking to make a statement with today’s game. Let’s dive in and look a bit deeper at each team.
The Cavs are currently 3-3 so far on the young season, with their most recent loss coming to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Collin Sexton continues to be the leader for the team, averaging 20.4 points a game with three rebounds and two assists.
The Cavaliers are currently 2-2 on the road this season, but have played fairly well overall away from home. Can they sneak out a road win Saturday in Phoenix?
Phoenix Suns (-10)
The Suns welcome the Cavaliers to their home court. As mentioned above, they come in with a surprising 1-3 record so far this season. Reminder, they fell just a game short last season, losing the NBA Championship to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Devin Booker is one of the best shooting guards in the league, averaging 21.5 points scoring 40.7% from FG and 85.7% on FT’s. Next to him, there is the point guard Chris Paul, who made it to his first finals last season. He currently leads the league in assists with 10.8 per game.
The Suns are still winless at home this season, but the Cavs entering the building may be just what the team needs to get one.
Based on the betting history, the Cavs are 9-24 against the spread (ATS) in their last 33 games on the road and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 against a team with a losing record.
The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last seven at home and 46-22-1 ATS in their last 69 games against a team with a winning record. In this matchup, the Over has hit in six of the last eight contests, while the Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS when playing in Phoenix.
The Suns come in as -10 point favorites at most of the local sportsbooks. Fanduel and DraftKings are two of the top places to check these odds if you are betting.
There are no significant injuries from the Suns coming into this matchup. They will do everything to avoid a third loss in a row. Take the Suns to win the game and cover the -10 points.
Both teams are averaging 105+ points per game. The total sits around 216 at most sportsbooks. All the top scorers from both teams are healthy.
I look for this game to be high scoring. Let’s say 116 to 103 making the Over 216 the best total bet tonight.