Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-1)
The Philadelphia 76ers (18-8) head to Phoenix Suns Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (15-9). Phoenix opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The over/under opens at 227.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Portland Blazers and took a loss by a score of 118-114 in their last game. Philadelphia wrapped up the game having earned a 48.8% FG percentage (42 out of 86) and made 6 out of their 27 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the 76ers converted 24 of their 29 attempts for a percentage of 82.8%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 46 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 20 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 6 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to defending, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 43.0% from the field on 40 of 93 shooting. Portland earned 15 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, the Blazers pulled down 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Portland finished the game shooting 91.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 23 shots. They also converted 17 of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
Joel Embiid is a player who came through for this contest. He ended up with 35 points on 13 out of 25 shooting. He played 34:39 mins and also totaled 9 boards. Embiid finished the game at 52.0% from the floor and recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the 76ers was Ben Simmons. He totaled 11 rebounds and also had 9 dimes. He shot 83.3% from the field in this game via 10-of-12 (23 points). Overall, Simmons played 36:46 minutes.
Philadelphia comes into this one with a record of 18-8 so far this season. They turn the ball over 15.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 46.1 boards per game and has earned 609 assists on the year, which ranks 15th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The 76ers are connecting on 35.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (275 of 768) and 77.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.3 points per game (8th in the league) on 47.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.9 fouls. They currently rank 19th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 625 surrendered on the year. The 76ers are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.5% (391 of 569) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 37.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 9th in the league in opponents points per game (110.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 125-124 when they faced the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this game. They blocked 2 tries while getting 7 steals in this game. The Bucks committed 21 fouls in the matchup which got the Suns to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.0%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Phoenix converted 15 of their 31 attempts (48.4%). When the game finished, the Suns ended up going 46 out of 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9%. The Suns permitted the Bucks to knock down 43 of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6% for the game. They finished the game shooting 43.2% from distance via 16 out of 37 and finished the contest at 22 of 30 from the charity stripe (73.3%). Concerning rebounds, Phoenix permitted Milwaukee to grab 39 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns in this contest. He buried 11 of 21 in this game for a field goal rate of 52.4%, which had him finishing with 30 points. Booker grabbed 6 rebounds in his 39:04 mins of time on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He racked up 28 points in his 32:26 mins played by going 10 of 20 shooting for the game. Paul ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 7 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 15-9 for the year. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 11th in the league. Phoenix has 2,651 points so far this season (110.5 per contest) and they collect 44.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.9 times per game (9th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Suns commit 20.8 fouls per game while shooting 82.7% from the charity stripe. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.8. They allow 22.3 dimes and 44.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 1st and 13th in the NBA. The Phoenix defense concedes 35.4% from downtown (270 of 763) and their opponents are converting on 74.2% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-1)
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