Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+9.5)
The Detroit Pistons (5-16) go to PHX Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (11-9). Phoenix opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 216.
The Detroit Pistons played the Utah Jazz and ended up losing by a score of 117-105 in their last game. Detroit finished with a 41.9% FG percentage (39 of 93) and converted 9 of 27 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 18 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 90.0%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 dimes in this contest while earning 7 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 38 of 82 shooting. Utah doled out 23 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. In addition, the Jazz collected 44 boards (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Utah shot 86.2% at the free throw line by converting 25 of their 29 tries. They also made 16 out of their 42 attempts from distance.
Jerami Grant is someone who was important for this contest. He accumulated 27 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:27 mins and also collected 4 boards. Grant finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Pistons was Mason Plumlee. He pulled down 14 boards and earned 2 dimes. He shot 63.6% from the field for the matchup by hitting 7-of-11 (17 points). Overall, Plumlee played 28:16 minutes.
Detroit enters this one with a record of 5-16 for the year. They turn it over 14.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 43.1 boards per game and has 496 assists for the year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Pistons are hitting 35.7% on 3-pointers (272 of 761) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.2 points per outing (24th in the NBA) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Pistons are forcing 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (334 of 453) and they surrender 45.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 527 conceded for the campaign. They relinquish 39.1% from beyond the arc and they rank 22nd in the league in opponents PPG (112.9).
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns went home defeated by a final of 123-101 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Suns were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this game. They also rejected 6 shots while recording 3 steals for this game. The Pelicans committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.0%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Phoenix buried 8 out of 35 tries (22.9%). In all, the Suns ended up going 38 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.3%. The Suns allowed the Pelicans to knock down 46 of their 90 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.1% for this contest. They shot 42.4% from distance by shooting 14 of 33 and finished the game at 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Phoenix permitted New Orleans to pull down 44 in all (12 offensive).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the game. He converted 9 out of 20 for this game giving him a rate of 45.0%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Booker had 4 boards in his 31:50 minutes of time on the court and had 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Phoenix was Deandre Ayton. He racked up 13 points in 29:06 mins played via 6 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Ayton wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 11 boards.
Phoenix has a win-loss record of 11-9 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Suns are hitting on 46.0% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in basketball. Phoenix has 2,198 points for the season (109.9 per contest) and they pull down 44.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 25.8 times per contest (9th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. The Suns are committing 21.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 83.4% from the free throw line. The Suns defensively are ranked 5th in the league in points given up per game with 108.3. The Phoenix defense allows 35.7% on 3-point attempts (222 of 622) and their opponents are knocking down 75.7% of their free throw shots. They give up 22.5 assists and 44.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 3rd and 16th in the league. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (15th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (-9.5) and under 216 points
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