Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+3)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (10-14) travel to PHX Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (12-9). Cleveland opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 221.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-99 in their last game. Cleveland ended the game having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (39 of 86) and made 6 of 28 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists in the game as well as having 4 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 54.7% from the floor on 47 of 86 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 25 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Bucks snagged 43 boards (6 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Milwaukee finished the game at 60.9% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 23 shots. They buried 16 out of their 34 attempts from downtown.
Andre Drummond is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He left the arena with 28 points on 12 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 30:11 minutes and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Drummond ended up going 70.6% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Cavaliers was Darius Garland. He totaled 2 rebounds and also accounted for 9 dimes. He ended up going 58.3% from the floor in the game via 7-of-12 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Garland played for 34:24 min.
Cleveland comes into this game with a record of 10-14 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Cleveland is grabbing 43.7 boards per game and has tallied 556 assists for the year, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are shooting 35.0% from downtown (222 of 635) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 103.6 pts per game (29th in the NBA) while hitting 45.0% from the floor. On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They surrender 39.4% from 3-point land while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (110.0). The Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.1% (390 of 485) and they surrender 44.6 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 590 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 109-92 against the Detroit Pistons. The Suns recorded 40 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Pistons committed 16 fouls for the game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Phoenix converted 12 of their 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns shot 42 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.4%. The Suns permitted the Pistons to make 34 out of 91 attempts from the field which had them shooting 37.4% for this game. They went 19.4% from beyond the perimeter via 7 out of 36 and ended up shooting 17 of 28 from the free throw line (60.7%). Concerning attacking the glass, Phoenix permitted Detroit to pull down 45 in all (17 on the offensive side).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the matchup. He made 8 out of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which gave him 23 points. Booker totaled 2 rebounds in his 30:31 minutes of time on the court and totaled 2 assists in the game. Someone else that played a role for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He totaled 20 points in 29:30 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 14 shooting for the contest. Paul wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 9 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 12-9 this year. Phoenix has scored 2,307 pts for the season (109.9 per game) and they average 44.4 boards per game. The Suns are responsible for committing 21.2 fouls per contest and they hit 83.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 15th in the NBA. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.8 times per contest (9th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game. The Suns are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.5. They are forcing 13.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (10th in basketball). The Phoenix defense concedes 34.8% on 3-point shots (229 of 658) and their opponents are making 74.8% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 22.3 assists and 44.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 2nd and 17th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix (-3)
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