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Suns vs. 76ers prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Feb. 8 best bets from model on 65-36 run

The Philadelphia 76ers were one win away from a perfect five-game homestand but suffered a three-point loss to Washington last Wednesday. They hope to avoid a second straight defeat in their own building when they host the league-leading Phoenix Suns (43-10) on Tuesday. Philadelphia (32-21) is coming off a 119-108 victory at Chicago on Sunday, while Phoenix edged the Bulls on the road 127-124 the following night for its 13th win in 14 games. Cameron Payne (wrist) and Landry Shamet (ankle) are out for Phoenix, with Philadelphia’s injury report consisting of Shake Milton (out; back) and Matisse Thybulle (questionable; shoulder).

Tip-off at the Wells Fargo Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is a one-point favorite in the latest 76ers vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 217.5. Before making any Suns vs. 76ers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 65-36 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Suns, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Suns vs. Sixers:

  • 76ers vs. Suns spread: Philadelphia -1
  • 76ers vs. Suns over-under: 217.5 points
  • 76ers vs. Suns money line: Philadelphia -115, Phoenix -105
  • PHI: The 76ers are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win
  • PHO: The Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road contests

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Why the Suns can cover

Devin Booker leads Phoenix in scoring with an average of 25.5 points but has poured in at least 32 in three of his last four games. The 25-year-old had a strong first half on Monday, registering 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Booker also went 5-for-10 from beyond the arc against Chicago, his highest total of made 3-pointers since also sinking five on Jan. 17 at San Antonio.

Five other members of the Suns scored in double figures, with Chris Paul recording 19 on 7-of-11 shooting. The 36-year-old point guard, who leads the NBA with an average of 10.4 assists, dished out 11 against the Bulls for his 27th double-double of the season and fifth in six contests. Phoenix shot 54.4 percent from the floor on Monday and are first in the league in shooting at 47.9 percent. 

Why the 76ers can cover

Joel Embiid is first in the NBA in scoring with an average of 29.3 points after pouring in 40 on Sunday. It was the league-best seventh time this season the 27-year-old has scored at least 40 points, the most by a member of the 76ers since Allen Iverson accomplished the feat 15 times in 2005-06. Embiid also joined Iverson as the only players in franchise history with at least 25 points in 20 consecutive contests, as Iverson had a 27-game streak in 2000-01.

Embiid also leads Philadelphia in rebounding as he’s averaging 10.9 per game. He grabbed 10 boards at Chicago to secure his fourth straight double-double and 24th of the season. Embiid hasn’t finished with fewer than 23 points since Dec. 15, when he was held to 17 in 101-96 loss to Miami.

How to make 76ers vs. Suns picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 219 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Suns vs. Sixers? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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