The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, and Arizona and Arizona State are all in action this week, and we share our best betting advice for each game. Also, don’t forget to check out the latest list of Arizona sportsbook promo codes.
Phoenix enters the week riding a three-game winning streak and is still without guards Devin Booker and Cameron Payne.
Chris Paul has been in and out of the lineup, but the Suns are 7th seed in the West and have three winnable games this week.
Tuesday January 24 vs. Charlotte Hornets
Phoenix hosts the 13-34 Charlotte Hornets, and this is a game the Suns should win. Suns center Deandre Ayton is questionable with an illness, and PG Landry Shamet is questionable with an ankle injury.
Charlotte enters the week riding a two-game winning streak but is 4-6 ATS over their last 10 and 8-18 SU on the road. The Suns have won three straight at home and are 6-4 ATS over their last 10. Charlotte is 14-10-2 ATS as the away side, but Phoenix should cover the spread in what could be a high-scoring affair.
Thursday January 26, vs. Dallas Mavericks
The Suns’ host Western Conference rival Dallas and the Mavericks enter the week coming off a home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Dallas is without Christian Wood, and that’s a huge loss for Dallas to absorb on both ends of the floor.
Ayton should feast inside, and the Suns should cover against a Dallas side with a 7-16 ATS record as the away team this season. The Under may be the best play–Phoenix is one of the best defensive teams and will slow down the Wood-less Mavs.
Saturday January 28 at San Antonio Spurs
Phoenix hits the road for a Saturday night Western Conference matchup with the Spurs. San Antonio enters the week hoping to end a one-game losing streak.
Saturday is a good opportunity to pick up an away win against a Spurs side, allowing the most points per game in the league. Phoenix should win, but the best play may be the Over–the Spurs are 27-17-2 to the Over–Phoenix is 13-10-1 to the Over as the away side.
Arizona is the 14th seed in the Western Conference, and if the playoffs were to begin today, the Coyotes would miss the playoffs.
The Coyotes enter the week on a one-game winning streak but have dropped eight of their last 10 and are dead last in shots on goal and 29th in scoring. Arizona has three games this week for bettors to enjoy, including;
Tuesday January 24 vs. Anaheim Ducks
The Coyotes should win this game, SU. Arizona has a winning home record (9-7-2), and they are coming off a home victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Anaheim allows the most goals per game in the NHL, scores the least with a below .500 away record, and is 1-4 over their last five.
The Under is maybe the best play Tuesday–the Over is 9-0 over the past nine Anaheim matchups, but the Under is 4-1 over the past five Coyotes’ contests. Neither offense takes many shots on goal, and the Under is probably the best bet for Tuesday.
Thursday January 26 vs. St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues roll into town for a Thursday night contest. St. Louis hasn’t had the best season but does have a winning away record. The Blues rank 29th in shots on goal and 25th in goals against and enter the week looking to end a one-game losing streak.
St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko is out for the foreseeable future, and the best bet for Thursday is probably the Under. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has allowed 14 goals over the past five, but these light-scoring teams won’t light the lamp much in this one.
Saturday January 28 at Anaheim
Arizona ends the week the way it began–the Coyotes travel to Anaheim for the 2nd game of the week against the Ducks.
Arizona is 6-20-1-2 SU as the away side facing an Anaheim club with an 8-13-1 home record. Neither offense lights the lamp much—both clubs are at the bottom in power-play goals allowed and scored, and Saturday should be another low-scoring affair. The Under is probably the best bet for this matchup.
The No. 11 Wildcats are 17-3 this season and coming off a pair of solid home victories this past week over the USC Trojans and No. 5 UCLA Bruins.
Arizona is in a three-way tie for 3rd-place in the Pac-12, but they have two winnable away games this week, and a pair of wins could put the Wildcats in a position to win the conference.
Thursday January 26 at Washington State Cougars
Arizona takes its high-flying offense to Friel Court and Beasley Coliseum for a Pac-12 matchup with Washington State. The Cougars are 9-12 overall and 4-6 in the Pac-12 -Washington State has the length and the shooters to match up with the Wildcats.
Still, Arizona has too much experience, and Wildcats leading scored Azuolas Tubelis has recorded a double-double in four of his previous five contests. The Wildcats are statistically better in every major category, are the better-defending side, and should cover -3.0 points or below.
Saturday January 28 at Washington Huskies
Arizona remains in the Evergreen State for a conference matchup with the 12-9 Washington Huskies. Washington is a below-average squad on both sides of the ball, and the faster-playing Wildcats should run Washington out of their own building.
Arizona has the advantage in height and experience, and they should beat the lousy-shooting Huskies by at least seven points. Consider Tubelis a good, double-double prop bet, as he should feast on a lackluster Huskies interior defense.
Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils are 15-5 on the season and in a three-way tie for 3rd place in the Pac-12. They head to the Evergreen State looking to end a two-game losing streak after dropping home contests to No. 5 UCLA and USC.
Arizona State ranks 19th in blocks with the country’s 72nd best assist to turnover ratio and has a crucial week ahead of them.
Thursday January 26 at Washington Huskies
This is a winnable game for the Sun Devils and a must-win game as their schedule is about to get tricky. Arizona State is a bad shooting team, but they don’t turn the ball over, snag a high rate of offensive caroms, and get to the charity stripe.
Oh, they also play solid defense, and it will be that defense that carries the Sun Devils to victory over a bad shooting and poor rebounding Huskies club. This game shouldn’t exceed 140 points, but the best bet would be to bet Arizona State on the moneyline at anything under -135 and leave the side and total alone.
Saturday 28 at Washington State Cougars
The Cougars are a real test for the Sun Devils as they face a Cougars squad with much better offensive players. Arizona State doesn’t score the basketball consistently enough to win on the road against a sound club like Washington State. ASU is a defense-first side, but so is Washington State, and the best bet for this game would be the Under–these two defense-first clubs shouldn’t score more than 135 points in this Pac-12 matchup.