Philadelphia 76ers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 24-14. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.1 as they average 114.1 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 9-29. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 105.4 points per contest and give up 114.4, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 18-20-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-16-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-21-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Joel Embiid averages 26.5 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 13.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Devin Booker averages 25.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The 76ers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Suns surrender 114.4 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game last season.
The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5
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