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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns

November 4, 2023

The Phoenix Suns (2-3) are seeking to end their issues on the court, while the Philadelphia 76ers (3-1) look to play for more consecutive wins. The Sixers are moderately favored with a point spread of -4.5 (-110) to win at home.

  • Date: November 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

  • Location: Wells Fargo Center in Pittsburgh, Olsnsy

  • Coverage: NBA TV

Phoenix Suns Preview

The Suns had consecutive losses to the San Antonio Spurs recently, with their latest one being their worst. The second game ended in a 132-121 showing. Now they gave an arguably tougher team on their home court.

The Suns are sitting at fifth in the Pacific Division and need to get back on track. However, they will be without Bradley Beal and potentially Devin Booker, who is a game time decision. Kevin Durant will have to lead in scoring again, as he is averaging 27.4 points per game.

Their offense shows promise, as they put up 112.8 points per game and allow 111.0 from their opponents. On paper, that ranks 16th and 14th in the league, respectively.

Their overall offensive rating for efficiency ranks 13th in the league at 111.9. On defense they rank 13th as well for their efficiency on defense, with a rating of 110.1.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The Sixers have won their last three games by seven or more points. Their most recent success was a 114-99 win over the Toronto Raptors, where Joel Embiid scored 28 points and nearly had a triple-double to push them to victory.

They are currently second in the Atlantic Division and have a good chance of staying on top of it very soon. In this game, this will be without Nicolas Batum and potentially without Marcus Morris Sr. With Embiid, (30.3 PPG) they will still likely have a good shot.

They have been playing excellent basketball and their averages prove it. They average 117.8 points per game (eighth best) and allow other teams to average  105.5 (sixth best).

Their offensive rating ranks third in the league at 119.3. For defense, they rank eighth for their defensive rating, which comes in at 106.9. As you can see, they do a good job on both ends of the court.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds for this matchup, which shows that the Philadelphia 76ers have a decent edge over the Suns. Comparing this to market analysis, they have a 74.7 percent chance of being victorious at home.

  • Phoenix Suns: +4.5 (-110)

  • Philadelphia 76ers: -4.5 (-110)

The Suns might have some missing pieces while the Sixers are on a different level. Look for the Sixers to win more than the spread.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5 (-110)