Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/23
Tue 7th February 2023

The Brooklyn Nets (32-21, 16-9 Home), one of the league’s top shooting teams, host the Phoenix Suns (29-26, 10-17 Away) on Tuesday. Phoenix defeated the Detroit Pistons 116-100 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, their third straight win away from home. Deandre Ayton was a top performer with 31 points and 16 rebounds. The Suns are fifth in the Western Conference.

Brooklyn is playing on back-to-back days after losing yesterday at Barclays Center, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 124-116. Cameron Thomas had 47 points in defeat, carrying the team. The Nets are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. After taking the only prior season game against Brooklyn 117-112 at Footprint Center on January 19, their third straight head-to-head victory, Phoenix will be aiming for a season sweep. Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 28 points and nine assists.

Kyrie Irving had 30 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the losing effort. Ayton and Bridges, averaging 17.6 and 17.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Suns in scoring this season. Ayton also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, while Bridges has dished 3.6 assists per game.

Kevin Durant and Irving have supplied much of the Nets’ offense, averaging 29.7 and 26.4 points per game, respectively. Durant ranks eighth in the NBA.

Nicolas Claxton is pulling down 9.1 rebounds per game, and Ben Simmons is distributing 6.1 assists. The Nets rank as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the NBA, second-best at 50.6%.

The Nets have found success in the Suns’ last 10 trips to Barclays Center, winning seven. Meanwhile, the Nets are 5-4 when playing two days in a row this season and 2-4 with a rest disadvantage. The Suns are 5-1 with a rest advantage.

Phoenix is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.3 (112.8-107.5). Brooklyn has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 121.1 points per game on average while scoring only 118.4 (-2.7 margin). The Nets are averaging 114.4 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dario Saric: 18.0 | 11.5 | +6.5
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 25.2 | 17.2 | +8.0
Assists per game:
Mikal Bridges: 4.6 | 3.6 | +1.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Thomas: 32.8 | 12.4 | +20.4
Points per game:
Cameron Thomas: 27.2 | 9.5 | +17.7
Rebounds per game:
Nicolas Claxton: 11.8 | 9.1 | +2.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns -7.5 (-110)

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