Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
The Denver Nuggets (9-6) are traveling to Footprint Center on Sunday where they will compete against the Phoenix Suns (11-3).
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and took a loss by a score of 103-89 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 14 and the 76ers finished the game with 9 personal fouls. They converted 11 out of their 29 shots from long range. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 12 shots. On top of that, Philadelphia collected 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Philadelphia earned 45 assists and had 22 steals in the matchup. In reference to defending, Denver allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the floor on 43 of 85 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists for the game in addition to creating 7 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 10 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 13 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. Denver ended having earned a 36.0% field goal percentage (32 out of 89) and knocked down 12 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. Jokic shot 58.8% from the floor and also distributed 7 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also totaled 10 boards. He accumulated 30 points on 10 of 17 shooting.
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Denver will enter this contest with a mark of 9-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.2 fouls per game. As a team, Denver is snagging 45.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 357 assists on the year, which has them ranked 15th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are connecting on 31.3% on three-point attempts (165 of 527) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They average 102.6 points per game (24th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Nuggets are able to force 14.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 fouls. They are conceding 32.9% on three-point shots and they are 1st in the league in PPG allowed (99.2). The Nuggets are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (569 of 1,268) and they concede 43.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 10th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 333 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Suns went home victorious with a score of 105-98 against the Mavericks. Concerning cleaning up the glass, Phoenix permitted Dallas to get 41 overall (8 offensive). They went 50.0% from behind the 3-point line via 16 out of 32 and finished the game at 6 of 6 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Suns allowed the Mavericks to knock down 38 of their 91 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.8% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Suns went 41 for 93 from the field which had them sitting at 44.1%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Phoenix made 13 of their 39 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. The Mavericks were called for 10 fouls in this game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Suns were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 49 in this game.
Deandre Ayton pitched in for the Suns in this game. He converted 9 of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. Ayton had 19 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and earned 2 dimes for the matchup.
Phoenix has a record of 11-3 on the campaign. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 26.3 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game. Phoenix has earned 1,548 pts for the season (110.6 per game) and they collect 46.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league.
The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 10th in basketball in PPG allowed with 104.9. They are forcing 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (7th in the league). The Phoenix defense surrenders 35.5% on 3-point attempts (179 of 504) and opponents are connecting on 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.4 dimes and 47.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 12th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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