Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 9-17. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 115.7, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-16-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-10-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Otto Porter comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Bradley Beal averages 23.3 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Mike James has scored 10.5 points per contest while playing 21.8 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. T.J. Warren averages 18.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.1 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.25 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 14 per game. The Wizards allow 103.8 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the NBA with 107.6 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.04. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.2. The Suns are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Suns give up 115.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 20th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Washington is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Phoenix is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -4
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