Friday, April 1, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.5.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 36-39 and a road record of 17-20. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Washington is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-21. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 20-55 and a home record of 13-24. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of -7.3. Phoenix has a division record of 5-9 and a conference record of 14-33. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Washington averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 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 25th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 30th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 107.8 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 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Suns force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Suns score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.5 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 98.2 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 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 39-34-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-44-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 37-38-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/31/16 G Alan Anderson Groin "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/31/16 F Mirza Teletovic Illness "?" Friday vs. Washington
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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