In the second game on TNT Tuesday night, we have the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Phoenix Suns at 10 p.m. ET. The Nets are coming into late-night contest on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Sacramento Kings 136-125 on Monday. The Suns have six-straight games and are a stunning 9-1 in their last 10 games. Can Kyrie Irving and James Harden snap the Suns’ winning streak in the second night of a back-to-back? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Nets vs. Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Pick ATS: Suns -4
The line for Tuesday night’s game is currently set at four points, with the Suns surprisingly being favored at home. If the Nets had Durant available for Tuesday night’s game, then the spread might be closer. However, the Suns have been dominant against the spread in their six games with a perfect record of 6-0. Phoenix is also 10-4 against the spread at home this season and 7-0 in their last seven home games.
Phoenix enters Tuesday night’s game at full-strength, which is always good news. Devin Booker has played extremely well during Suns’ current winning streak. He is averaging 20.5 points, 5.7 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. Booker is also shooting 54.7 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from behind the arc. Him along with Chris Paul will try to outplay the duo of Irving and Harden, who were a two-man wrecking crew against the Kings. Irving scored 40 points (15-22 FG, 9-11 3pt), while Harden recorded a triple-double consisting of 29 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds.
The Nets are 3-2 against the spread in their last five games but only have a record go 5-8 ATS away from the Barclays Center. This season, Brooklyn is 1-4 against the spread in the second game of a back-to-back.
Player Prop : Kyrie Irving O2.5 3-pointers made (+125)
UPDATE: Irving has been ruled out for tonight’s game due to back lower back tightness.
After making 9-of-11 3-pointers on Monday night against the Sacramento Kings, this is a good time to play Kyrie Irving’s three-pointer prop. This season, Irving is shooting a career-high 44.2 percent from 3-point range on 6.9 attempts per game. The dynamic combo guard has gone over 2.5 threes made in 10 out 20 games this season. In the Nets’ last five games, Irving is shooting 42.9 percent from behind the arc (3.0 threes made per game).
However, it might be smart to play this on a single ticket as the Suns’ 3-point defense has been good this season. Phoenix is only allowing teams to shoot 34.7 percent from three this season and 32.6 percent in their last three games.
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