Suns vs. Wizards Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 20 (Phoenix Continues to Crush at Footprint Center)

Larry Rupp
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matthew Hinton
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Suns vs. Wizards Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: BSAZ and NBCS-DC

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with five more games, including a battle between Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns. The Wizards rank 12th in the Eastern Conference with a lackluster 11-20 record, while the Suns check in third in the Western Conference with a 19-12 record.

Washington is in the midst of a 10-game losing streak, which includes a heartbreaking 119-117 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Meanwhile, Phoenix took down the Lakers in grand fashion, 130-104, on Monday to earn its third straight victory. Which streak will grow on Tuesday night?

Suns vs. Wizards Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: PHO: (-290) | WAS: (+235)
  • Spread: PHO: -7 (-112) | WAS: +7 (-108)
  • Total: 228.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Suns enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 228.5 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Tuesday's projected totals.

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Suns vs. Wizards Betting Trends

  • The Suns won 44 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 38 times.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 8 points or more, the Wizards went 3-9 last season.
  • A total of 41 Suns games last season went over the point total.
  • Last season, 45 of the Wizards' 82 games went over the point total.

Suns vs. Wizards Prediction & Pick

There's really not many positive things that can be said about the Wizards right now. During the 10-game losing streak, Washington ranks outside the top 25 NBA teams in both offensive and defensive rating. It has also lost seven of those games by at least six points and cannot find any kind of rhythm.

That bodes well for Phoenix's chances of running away in this game, even on the second night of a back-to-back. The Suns own a +9.2 average scoring margin at home this season, while the Wizards average only 109.8 points per road game (No. 23 in NBA). This lines up as a massive mismatch.

Phoenix is 14-3 straight up in its last 17 home games as well, so I trust the Suns to win tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Suns: 121 | Wizards: 109

Suns vs. Wizards Best Bet

The Suns were without guard Devin Booker on Monday night as he dealt with an injury, but there is a chance they get the 26-year-old back against the Wizards. That would obviously be a huge boost as Booker leads the team with 28.0 points per game. Even if he doesn't play, Phoenix has a clear edge.

Washington is just 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games overall and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against Phoenix. On the other side, the Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last six games on a Tuesday. They have also earned two wins by 16 or more points in their last three games. They roll in this one.

Bet: Phoenix Suns -7 (-112)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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