Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -3.5
Thomas Bryant and the Washington Wizards (24-40, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Phoenix Suns (26-39, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Friday. The odds on this game have Phoenix as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 227.5.
The Suns cover the spread 45.3% of the time, having gone 29-35-1 ATS. Washington is covering 51.6% of the time, going 32-30-2 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out for season
03/09/20 PF Cameron Johnson Mononucleosis is out indefinitely
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out for season
07/07/20 SG Bradley Beal Rotator Cuff is out for season
06/28/20 PF Davis Bertans Personal is out for season
03/06/20 PG Ish Smith Hamstring is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Ricky Rubio averages 13.1 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Thomas Bryant averages 12.1 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Rui Hachimura averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game. The Suns allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Wizards surrender 119.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Suns are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 21st. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -3.5
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