Saturday, December 26, 2015
US Airways Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 1-30 and a road record of 0-18. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -13.3 as they are averaging 91.4 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-19 and a home record of 8-8. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Nerlens Noel averages 9.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Philadelphia averages 91.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -13.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.7 per game. The 76ers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Phoenix averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Suns force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-19-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-18-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/25/15 G Ish Smith Acquired "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/24/15 F Markieff Morris Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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