Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1.5)
The Phoenix Suns (42-17) go to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (40-20). Phoenix opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 231.5.
The Phoenix Suns faced the Boston Celtics and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-86 in their last game. Phoenix wrapped up the contest with a 40.9% field goal percentage (36 of 88) and buried 6 of 35 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Suns made 8 of 9 shots for a rate of 88.9%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 18 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With regard to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the field on 33 of 77 shooting. Boston recorded 20 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Boston grabbed 48 rebounds (10 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Boston finished the contest at 87.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of 24 tries. They also converted 12 of 40 shots from downtown.
Chris Paul is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 38:06 mins played and collected 8 boards. Paul ended up going 50.0% from the field and earned 8 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Suns was Mikal Bridges. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 44:44 minutes played on the night. He finished 43.8% from the field in this matchup by shooting 7-of-16 (15 points). When the time ran out, Bridges had 4 assists.
Phoenix will play this game with a record of 42-17 on the season. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling in 43.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,598 assists this season, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 37.4% on shots from downtown (768 of 2,055) and 82.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.2 pts per contest (10th in the NBA) while shooting 48.7% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,308 conceded on the year. The Suns defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (810 of 1,060) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per contest as a team. They are conceding 34.9% on shots from distance and they are ranked 6th in the league in PPG allowed (108.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Brooklyn Nets took home the win by a final score of 109-104 against the Boston Celtics. The Nets earned 41 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 12 steals in the game. The Celtics committed 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of them for a rate of 85.7%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Brooklyn converted 11 of 32 tries (34.4%). Overall, the Nets ended up shooting 37 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.0%. The Nets permitted the Celtics to convert 38 out of 94 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.4% in this matchup. They went 40.5% from 3-point land by going 17 out of 42 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). With respect to rebounds, Brooklyn permitted Boston to grab 54 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Joe Harris pitched in for the Nets in the game. He buried 6 out of 12 in this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Harris earned 20 points in his 34:33 mins of playing time and added 3 assists for the game. Another guy who came through for Brooklyn was Jeff Green. He finished this one with 3 dimes in 35:14 mins on the court, and he converted 5 out of 11 from the floor. Green ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor while notching 19 points and 2 boards.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 40-20 for the season. Brooklyn has earned 7,117 points on the year (118.6 per game) and they pull in 44.4 boards per game. The Nets have committed 19.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 80.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are hitting on 49.3% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the league. They are earning an assist 26.7 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in basketball in points given up per game with 114.2. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (13th in the NBA). The Brooklyn defense allows 36.7% on 3-pointers (790 of 2,151) and their opponents are converting on 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.5 assists and 42.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 13th and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-1.5)
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