Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 12/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix Suns (20-4) are welcoming the Boston Celtics (13-13) at Footprint Center on Friday.
The Celtics faced the Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 114-111 in their last contest. Boston ended the game having earned a 47.7% FG percentage (41 of 86) and knocked down 10 of their 32 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Celtics converted 19 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 26 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 11 steals. In the matter of defense, Boston let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the floor on 40 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 38 dimes and had 20 steals in this game. Additionally, Los Angeles pulled down 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Los Angeles went 90.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of 22 shots. They also converted 14 of their 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to fouls, the Celtics left the arena with 21 while the Clippers had 20 fouls.
Jayson Tatum is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished with 29 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He played for 36 minutes played and pulled down 10 rebounds. Tatum ended up going 45.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Boston enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-13 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boston is snagging 46.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 597 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are shooting 33.7% on three-point attempts (316 of 937) and 82.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.7 points per outing (12th in the NBA) while hitting 44.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 564 conceded so far this year. The Celtics defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.2% (1,011 of 2,285) and they relinquish 45.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 16th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.2).
For their last game, the Suns went home victorious with a score of 108-104 when they played the Spurs. When discussing cleaning up the glass, Phoenix permitted San Antonio to grab 32 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They went 37.9% from distance by shooting 11 of 29 and finished the game at 13 of 19 from the charity stripe (68.4%). The Suns permitted the Spurs to make 40 out of their 93 tries from the floor which left them shooting 43.0% for the game. In all, the Suns ended up going 43 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. In regard to three-point shots, Phoenix made 10 out of their 29 tries (34.5%). They were able to make 12 of those for a clip of 66.7%. The Spurs committed 15 personal fouls in this contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They gave up possession 17 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Suns earned 34 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 49 in this matchup.
Chris Paul pitched in for the Suns for the matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 18 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and added 3 rebounds. Paul earned 21 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 10 assists in the game.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 20-4 on the year. The Suns commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.1 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. Phoenix has accumulated 2,674 points this year (111.4 per game) and they pull in 45.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 47.9% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the NBA.
The Suns defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.0. They are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense gives up 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (293 of 838) and their opponents are connecting on 74.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.8 dimes and 46.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 9th and 22nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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