Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 8-24. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 103.3 points per game while giving up 112.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 15-19 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.5 points per game and surrender 111.3, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-19-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 13-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-16-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/17/18 PG Austin Rivers Waived is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/21/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Devin Booker averages 24.5 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.6 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.3 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 103.3 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.3 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest. Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.4. The Nets are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 25th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Nets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix +5 and over 223.5 total points
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