Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns 12/2/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
The Phoenix Suns (18-3) are welcoming the Detroit Pistons (4-17) at Footprint Center on Thursday.
The Pistons took the court against the Trail Blazers and went home with a loss by a final score of 110-92 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Pistons ended up with 20 while the Trail Blazers accumulated 10 fouls. They also converted 14 of 42 tries from long range. Portland ended up going 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 18 shots. On top of that, Portland totaled 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Portland recorded 43 dimes and had 24 steals in this matchup. With regard to the defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 42.7% from the field on 41 out of 96 shooting. They also recorded 17 assists in the matchup while creating 5 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 45 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Pistons converted 25 of their 30 tries for a rate of 83.3%. Detroit wrapped up the game with a 38.2% field goal percentage (29 of 76) and knocked down 9 out of their 35 3-point attempts.
Cade Cunningham is one player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up with 26 points on 10 of 13 shooting. He played 33 mins played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Cunningham finished the contest at 76.9% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Detroit heads into this one with a record of 4-17 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 15.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.7 boards per game and has accounted for 448 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pistons are connecting on 29.5% on 3-pointers (229 of 775) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 98.7 points per game (29th in the NBA) while connecting on 40.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Pistons are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They give up 37.6% on shots from distance while they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (108.2). The Pistons defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (846 of 1,778) and they relinquish 46.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 20th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 503 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Suns got the victory with a final of 104-96 when they faced the Warriors. Concerning cleaning the glass, Phoenix allowed Golden State to get 36 in total (15 on the offensive side). They finished 35.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 of 40 and ended up going 10 of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). The Suns permitted the Warriors to convert 36 of 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.9% in this matchup. In all, the Suns finished shooting 43 for 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.4%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Phoenix made 12 out of 30 attempts (40.0%). They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 54.5%. The Warriors committed 22 fouls for this game which took the Suns to the free throw line for 11 shots. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 12 steals in the matchup. The Suns pulled down 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in the game.
Deandre Ayton ended up being a factor for the Suns in the matchup. Ayton earned 24 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this game. He converted 11 of 19 for this game giving him a rate of 57.9%, and had 11 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 18-3 this season. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which is 1st in the NBA. Phoenix has 2,356 points so far this season (112.2 per contest) and they collect 45.2 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 26.4 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. The Suns commit 18.9 fouls per game and they go 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per game with 104.6. They are forcing 16.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (5th in basketball). The Phoenix defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (252 of 743) and opponents are converting on 74.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 22.2 dimes and 46.9 boards every game, which is ranked 9th and 22nd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix and under the total points
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