Phoenix Suns Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Prediction (11/7/22)
Line: Suns -2, 76ers +2
Phoenix Suns Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds Breakdown
The Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers will be meeting up for the first time on November 8th. Phoenix took both of the games when they played against each other last year, and they’ll be trying to do it again.
Phoenix is coming in as the favorite at -2, while the over/under is sitting at 216.5 total points scored.
Phoenix Suns Preview
Phoenix is off to a very good start this year, and they’ll be looking to get another win on the season over the 76ers.
The Suns had a dominant victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game, and it’s very possible that they can have another one over Philadelphia. Their offense overall was solid, with Devin Booker putting 24 points up on the board, and with Chris Paul getting 15 points. Those two led Phoenix’s offense, and they more than likely will against Philadelphia too, but their defense is what led them to a dominant victory.
Phoenix’s defense over Portland was dominant. In the game, Portland’s leading scorer in Jerami Grant was only able to get up to 14 points. Along with that, they also got the Trail Blazers to shoot less than 40% from the field. And with an injury riddled 76ers team, Phoenix could make this game ugly for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
Philadelphia is coming off of a loss to the New York Knicks, and it’ll be difficult for them to bounce back.
Joel Embiid has been out for several games in a row now due to an illness, and it’s unclear when he will be back. And along with Embiid being out, James Harden will also be out for about a month with a foot tendon strain. With two of their biggest stars out, Philadelphia will be relying on Tyrese Maxey a lot. Against the Knicks, Maxey was their leading scorer with 32 points. And then, Tobias Harris followed behind him with 23 points. It’s going to be difficult for them to keep up with the Suns, but Philadelphia will definitely try to keep it close.
The biggest problem for Philadelphia will be guarding Deandre Ayton with Joel Embiid probably being out. But, their defense did perform well against the Knicks. During the game, they were able to get New York to cough the ball up 21 times. But unfortunately for Philadelphia, that won’t be easy to replicate. Phoenix is looking to be a contender this year, and New York is not at that level this season. No matter what, this is going to be a difficult game for Philadelphia either way.
Winner Prediction: Phoenix Suns -2
If the 76ers were healthy going into this game, the outcome could be a different story.
But, Philadelphia is just too injured right now, and the Phoenix Suns should be able to take this game relatively easily.