Thursday, February 25, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 15-42 and a road record of 4-20. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7 as they are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 14-43 and a home record of 10-20. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of -7. Phoenix has a division record of 3-7 and a conference record of 9-27. In their last 10 games they are 0-10.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 14.9 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Devin Booker averages 10.5 points per game while playing 23.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. P.J. Tucker averages 6.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Brooklyn averages 96.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Nets average 95.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Suns score 103 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.1 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.2 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-28-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-28-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 22-35-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 29-28-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/24/16 C Tyson Chandler Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Brooklyn
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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