Let's take a look at a matchup between two of the bottom teams in the league on Thursday night, as the Brooklyn Nets face the Phoenix Suns. The game at Talking Stick Resort Arena is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 PM ET. Currently, the Nets are slightly favored on the road in this game.
The Nets are 15-42 SU and 28-28-1 ATS so far this season. They are 4-20 on the road, and 28 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 29 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 112-104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, where they won against the spread as 11 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 212 ½ point line set by sports gambling sites in that one.
The Suns are 14-43 SU and 22-35 ATS overall this year. They are 10-20 at home, and 28 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 28 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 124-84 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, where they failed to cover the spread as 14 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 212 point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers for that matchup.
Brooklyn is 4-0 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 4-1 ATS against teams with a losing record. They are 4-1 ATS against Western Conference opponents, and 7-3 ATS on Thursday night. They are 35-15-1 ATS against the Pacific Division, and 2-5 ATS on the road. They are 0-4 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS on the road against teams with a losing record at home.
The total has gone OVER in all 7 of their games after a SU loss, and OVER in all 5 of their games against the Western Conference. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 14 coming off of one day of rest, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 on Thursday. The total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 10 games overall, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a losing record.
Phoenix is 6-1 ATS on Thursday night, and 19-7 ATS against the Atlantic Division. They are 7-15 ATS against the Eastern Conference, and 9-20 ATS overall recently. They are 6-21 ATS against teams with a losing record, and 1-4 ATS coming off of two days of rest.
The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of two days of rest, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 against the Atlantic Division. The total has gone UNDER in 23 of their last 31 games on Thursday night, and UNDER in 8 of their last 11 at home against teams with a losing record on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 coming off of a loss spreadwise.
Between these teams, the Nets are 4-10-1 ATS when playing in Phoenix, and the home team is 5-2 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their recent matchups in Phoenix.
They last met on December 1, 2015, when Brooklyn won 94-91, and won against the spread as 3 ½ point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 208 point line set by NBA betting experts in that game.
For Thursday night's matchup, gambling odds have the Nets listed as -2 point road favorites. The over/under is set at 208 ½ points. On the moneyline, Phoenix is a +110, with Brooklyn listed at -130.