The Suns Look to Shine Bright Against the Lowly Wizards at Home

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:31 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 3:31 PM UTC

The Suns and Wizards prepare to battle between two dynamic shooting guards, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-a60f0bb9-7fff-b73f-5069-2117eea5e538">Washington (30-45 SU, 35-40 ATS) at Phoenix (17-58, SU, 34-41 ATS)</b></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-a60f0bb9-7fff-b73f-5069-2117eea5e538">Wednesday 10:00 P.M. ET</b></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-a60f0bb9-7fff-b73f-5069-2117eea5e538">Free NBA Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/washington-wizards-vs-phoenix-suns-3569080/odds/" target="_blank">Sun ATS</a></b></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-a60f0bb9-7fff-b73f-5069-2117eea5e538">Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4427&amp;book=BOVADA" target="_blank">Bovada</a></b></p><p style="text-align:center">[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3569080, "sportsbooksIds":[999996,169,180,93,1096], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p dir="ltr">The Washington Wizards continue their Western swing Wednesday night as they head to <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/washington-wizards-vs-phoenix-suns-3569080/matchup/" target="_blank">Phoenix to face the Suns</a> with their playoff chances all but extinguished. Washington (30-45) opened its four-game road trip with a 124-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The 11th-place Wizards dropped their fifth straight game and are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the second time in six seasons.</p><p dir="ltr">LeBron James had 23 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds to lead Los Angeles, which shot 53.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wizards 52-39. Bradley Beal scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half for the Wizards, who shot 43.3 percent and trailed by as many as 19 points in the third quarter before getting within single digits in the fourth.</p><p dir="ltr">Phoenix (17-58) saw its playoff chances dissolve long ago. Last time out, they got 59 points from Devin Booker in a 125-92 loss at the Utah Jazz, their fourth straight defeat. Booker shot 19-for-34, made five 3-pointers and hit 16 of 17 free throws. He set a Vivint Arena record, topping the 51 points scored by Karl Malone on Dec. 9, 1995, and bettered his previous season high of 55, set in December in a triple-overtime loss to Washington.</p><p dir="ltr">The 59-point game came one day after the two-year anniversary of Booker's historic 70-point night in Boston and ranks third in franchise history for the most points scored by a Suns player in a single game, trailing only Tom Chamber (60) and himself (70). The Jazz scored 14 unanswered points to open a 40-23 lead in the second quarter and were up 62-43 halftime advantage. Booker rallied the Suns to within 14 entering the final quarter, but Utah pulled away.</p><p dir="ltr">Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette played his second game for the Suns after completing his season in China, scoring six points in 14 minutes.</p><p dir="ltr">This game should be <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/washington-wizards-vs-phoenix-suns-3569080/odds/" target="_blank">an easy cover for the Suns</a>, as the Wizards have the worst road ATS record in the entire NBA at 12-25. The Wizards have even less incentive to win than they did before when they were technically trying because they are just one loss or Orlando win from being officially eliminated from the tournament.</p><p dir="ltr">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;The road trip rolls on. &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/WizSuns?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#WizSuns&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/DCFamily?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#DCFamily&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/IkRPorYvS5\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/IkRPorYvS5&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1110919403829374976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 27, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p>
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