Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 5/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-7.5)
The Phoenix Suns (46-18) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-43). Cleveland opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 225.5.
The Phoenix Suns played the Oklahoma City Thunder and took home the win by a score of 123-120 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the contest having earned a 53.6% FG percentage (45 of 84) and made 12 of 31 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Suns buried 21 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 39 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 48.9% from the field on 45 of 92 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 23 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Oklahoma City pulled down 47 rebounds (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Oklahoma City ended up shooting 70.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 24 attempts. They also converted 13 out of their 30 tries from downtown.
Devin Booker is a guy who was a factor for this game. He left the arena with 32 points on 11 of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:26 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. Booker walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Suns was Torrey Craig. He collected 10 rebounds in his 30:59 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 80.0% from the field for this game by shooting 8-of-10 (18 points). Overall, Craig had accumulated 1 assist.
Phoenix will take the court with a win-loss mark of 46-18 so far this season. The Suns are connecting on 37.3% on three-point attempts (830 of 2,224) and 82.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.5 points per game (9th in basketball) while going 48.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 43.2 boards per game and is sitting with 1,720 dimes so far this season, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Suns are able to force 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. The Suns are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (876 of 1,151) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,431 conceded for the campaign. They give up 35.3% from beyond the arc while they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.4).
For their last game, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 124-107 when they played the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Heat committed 16 fouls in this contest which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland made 20 out of 40 tries (50.0%). Overall, the Cavaliers finished shooting 37 for 74 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Cavaliers allowed the Heat to make 47 of 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 54.0% for this contest. They shot 50.0% from 3-point land by shooting 18 out of 36 and finished the game at 12 of 15 at the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, Cleveland allowed Miami to grab 37 in all (10 offensive).
Collin Sexton ended up being a major contributor for the Cavaliers in the game. He knocked down 8 of 20 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Sexton earned 25 points in his 38:50 mins of playing time and had 8 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Cleveland was Kevin Love. He ended up with 3 assists in 29:06 minutes played, and he shot 9 out of 14 from the floor. Love wrapped this one up going 64.3% from the floor while also contributing 25 points and 6 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 21-43 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Cleveland has accounted for 6,648 pts on the season (103.9 per contest) and they pull in 42.5 boards per game. They are getting an assist 24.1 times per game (20th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.5 times per game. The Cavaliers have committed 18.5 fouls per game while shooting 74.3% from the charity stripe. The Cavaliers on defense are ranked 14th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.4. They have conceded 25.1 assists and 43.5 boards per game, which is 17th and 14th in the NBA. The Cleveland defense allows 38.2% on 3-point attempts (794 of 2,076) and opponents are making 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.2% from the field (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (-7.5)
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