This game pits the 2 most offensive teams in the NBA, Phoenix Suns (111.47 PPG) and Washington Wizards (107.45 PPG). Since these two teams play little or no defense, it will surely be a wild, wild roller coaster of a game. The Wizards (-105.90 PPG) are the second worst defensive team while the Suns (-102.52 PPG) rank 7th worst.
In the past 10 home games against the Suns, Washington had won 7 games. On the ATS, Washington has a 6-4 record. Currently, the Suns are on a hot 13-game winning streak while Washington have won 7 of the last 10 games with a mini 4-game winning streak. The Wizards are 17-3 at home while the Suns are 13-5 on the road.
The Suns are missing Kurt Thomas but it’s hardly bothering the team. They share the NBA’s best record with the Dallas Mavericks. The Wizards are missing Michael Ruffin and Darius Songala but these are bit players so it does not really affect the team. The Suns have been winning in such clockwork fashion because Steve Nash is having another MVP type season. Of course, the Suns also have Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and Raja Bell to form one of the best starting 5 in the league. Really, they have so many weapons to beat any team. As for the Washington Wizards, they do not have a team as deep as the Suns but the heroics of Gilbert Arenas have been nothing short of spectacular. Recently, he dropped 51 points on Utah and hit the game winner at the buzzer. The man is red hot. Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are also on a roll so the Wizards are well poised to halt the Suns hot streak.
Take the Wizards at +5.5 pts handicap (Bodog) because Washington has been strong at home.