Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (3-1) host Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns (2-3) in a Saturday afternoon tilt. This is the first of two regular-season matchups for these clubs. During the 2022-23 season, they split the series 1-1, including a 125-105 Suns victory over the 76ers on March 25. Bradley Beal (back) is out for the Suns, while Devin Booker (ankle) is listed as questionable.
Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a 4.5-point in the latest SportsLine consensus Suns vs. 76ers odds. The over/under for total points is 220.5. Before making any 76ers vs. Suns picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five seasons. The model enters Week 2 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a 77-41 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $3,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Sixers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Sixers vs. Suns:
- Suns vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -4.5
- Suns vs. 76ers over/under: 220.5 points
- Suns vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -196, Suns +163
- PHI: 4-0 ATS this season in all games
- PHO: 2-0 ATS this season on the road
- Suns vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Suns can cover
Durant is extremely difficult to defend due to his length and shotmaking ability. He thrives with the ball in his hands, while owning the touch on the perimeter. The 13-time All-Star is averaging 27.4 points with 6.8 rebounds and four assists per game. In Thursday’s loss to San Antonio, Durant finished with 28 points, six boards, two blocks and knocked down three 3-pointers.
Booker returned to the floor on Thursday after missing the last three games, though he is officially questionable for this one. Booker has great handles and a reliable jumper from all three levels on the floor. The Kentucky product also owns the court vision to get his teammates involved. Booker logs 31.5 points and 10.5 assists per game. In his last outing, the 27-year-old finished with 31 points and 13 assists. See which team to pick here.
Why the 76ers can cover
Forward Tobias Harris has a sweet shooting stroke and owns a knack for scoring on all three levels on the court. Harris rebounds well for size and does a great job moving without the ball. The Tennessee product is averaging 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. In the win over the Raptors, Harris logged 23 points, seven rebounds and made two 3-pointers.
Guard Kelly Oubre Jr. is a big scoring threat off the bench. Oubre Jr. brings high energy onto both ends and has great athleticism. The Kansas product is putting up 20 points, 4.3 rebounds and shoots 45% from beyond the arc. On Nov. 2 versus Toronto, Oubre Jr. totaled 23 points, five rebound and went 5-of-6 from downtown. See which team to pick here.
How to make Suns vs. 76ers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 221 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Sixers vs. Suns, and which side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 77-41 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, and find out.