Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+2)
The Phoenix Suns (17-9) play the Brooklyn Nets (16-12) at PHX Arena on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 2-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Brooklyn Nets faced off with the Golden State Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 134-117 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished with a 53.8% FG percentage (50 of 93) and buried 16 out of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Nets made 18 of 20 shots for a percentage of 90.0%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 45 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 35 assists for the game while earning 9 steals and 5 rejections. When discussing defending, Brooklyn allowed 48.9% from the field on 44 out of 90 shooting. Golden State recorded 25 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Warriors pulled down 37 boards (5 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Golden State ended up going 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 20 of their 25 attempts. They also converted 9 of their 34 shots from 3-point range.
Kyrie Irving is a guy who played a role in this game. He ended up with 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 33:38 minutes and collected 5 boards. Irving walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He grabbed 5 rebounds and had 6 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the field for the game by connecting on 8-of-19 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Durant saw the court for 33:16 min.
Brooklyn heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 16-12 on the season. They have an average of 120.9 points per contest (1st in the league) while going 49.7% from the floor. The Nets are connecting on 39.6% on three-point attempts (406 of 1,025) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.4 boards per game and has earned 756 assists on the year, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 15.2 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They concede 36.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 28th in the league in PPG allowed (117.5). The Nets are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.3% (349 of 550) and they concede 43.3 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 26th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 701 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 109-90 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Suns pulled down 48 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 59 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 attempts while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Magic were called for 12 personal fouls in this game which got the Suns to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 93.8%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Phoenix buried 12 out of 37 tries (32.4%). In all, the Suns walked away from this one shooting 41 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. The Suns allowed the Magic to knock down 33 of 89 tries from the floor which had them at 37.1% for this game. They finished 17.1% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 22 at the free throw line (81.8%). With respect to how they rebounded, Phoenix permitted Orlando to pull down 48 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Devin Booker ended up being a factor for the Suns in the game. He converted 10 out of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 62.5%, which gave him 27 points. Booker snagged 4 boards in his 34:57 minutes of time on the court and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He walked away with 21 points in 30:34 minutes on the court via 7 of 13 from the floor in this contest. Bridges walked away from this one going 53.8% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 17-9 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which ranks 11th in the league. Phoenix has tallied 2,880 points for the campaign (110.8 per game) and they average 44.7 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.8 times per contest (9th in the league) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. The Suns are committing 20.8 fouls per game and they hit 83.1% from the free throw line. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 107.2. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (9th in basketball). The Phoenix defense allows 34.7% on 3-point shots (283 of 815) and their opponents are knocking down 75.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 21.8 assists and 43.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 1st and 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix (-2)
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