Friday, December 23, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, December 23, 2016. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 7-21. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.7 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 8-21. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 113.5, good for a point differential of -7.0.
Ersan Ilyasova comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Joel Embiid averages 17.9 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Devin Booker averages 19.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Eric Bledsoe averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Philadelphia averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Suns force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 100 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Suns rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. They get 100.7 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 28% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-15-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 20-9-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/22/16 C Joel Embiid Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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