Phoenix Suns at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Phoenix Suns head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington 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 Wizards have an overall record of 12-20 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.9 points per game and surrender 117.6, good for a point differential of -4.7.
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 Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-20-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 20-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/17/18 PG Austin Rivers Waived is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/21/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.5 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Bradley Beal scores 23.5 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. John Wall averages 21.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 103.3 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. 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. 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 9th 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 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 10th in the NBA with 112.9 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.69. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.8. The Wizards are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Wizards give up 117.6 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 48.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Suns are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Wizards are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 114.7, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 28th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +5
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