Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 11 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 8-16. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 107.1 points per contest while giving up 115.8 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 13-9. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per contest and giving up 107.8, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-7-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/02/17 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/02/17 PG T.J. McConnell Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Phoenix
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Devin Booker averages 23.6 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%.
Ben Simmons averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.73. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.5 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.6. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.5.
The Suns are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Philadelphia is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -11
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