Phoenix
Suns
Stadium Talking Stick Resort Arena
19-63 Overall | WESTERN 15th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Pacific Division107.5116.8
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  4/1
vs
Cleveland
W122-113
Wed  4/3
vs
Utah
L97-118
Fri  4/5
vs
New Orleans
W / OT133-126
Sun  4/7
@
Houston
L113-149
Tue  4/9
@
Dallas
L109-120
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

Ricky Rubio is a fine defender and a great passer but not a person thought Utah's great defense or inconsistent offense would be any worse when it was clear they were moving on from Ricky Rubio. It is one thing to shoot 31% from three point range. That is bad, but when it comes on wide open looks that average guards would make 42% of the time it's even worse. The Suns did improve after dumping Josh Jackson. They are not playoff contenders based on our latest simulations.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

Their 19 regular season wins did not meet expectations. It was -3.4 below what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went much worse than expected. They came up short at home and on the road. They went 7-34 on the road and were expected to win 8.6. They won 12 at home and were expected to win 13.8.

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.2% (#21 in League). The team has improved to 58.3% in their last 7 games. They average 107.5 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 107.8. On the road they average 107.4 (106.8 expected), and at home 107.6 ppg (108.9 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 58.2 true FG% (#29 in League). They allow 116.8 pts per game vs an expected value of 115.4. They are allowing 119.8 (116.5 expected) on the road, and at home 113.9 ppg (114.2 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 6.8 per game (#30 in league).

TURNOVERS (AVERAGE): Their turnover margin is zero (#13 in league).

TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG

Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Suns in all of their games would have earned a +38 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the spread, they have lost -1460 units risking 110 to win 100 (36-46 ATS). They are down against the spread at home and on the road.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
22 Ayton, Deandre SF7-125007/23/19981Arizona
46 Baynes, Aron C6-1026012/09/19867Washington State
1 Booker, Devin SF6-621010/30/19964Kentucky
25 Bridges, Mikal SF6-721008/30/19961Villanova
--- Carter, Jevon PG6-219509/14/19951West Virginia
10 Jerome, Ty PG6-519507/08/19970Virginia
23 Johnson, Cameron SF6-920503/03/19960Pittsburgh; North Carolina
16 Johnson, Tyler SG6-419005/07/19925Fresno State
8 Kaminsky, Frank PF7-024004/04/19934Wisconsin
--- Korver, Kyle SG6-721203/17/198116Creighton
--- Lecque, Jalen G6-418506/03/20000No College
2 Okobo, Elie SF6-319010/23/19971No College
--- Oubre Jr., Kelly 6-720512/09/19954Kansas
11 Rubio, Ricky PG6-419010/21/19908No College
--- Saric, Dario PF6-1022304/08/19943No College