Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (39-18) play the Phoenix Suns (41-16) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. The line on this game has Philadelphia as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Phoenix Suns took the court against the Milwaukee Bucks and took home the win by a score of 128-127 in their last contest. Phoenix ended having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (51 out of 106) and converted 17 of their 42 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Suns knocked down 9 of 10 tries for a rate of 90.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 28 assists for this game in addition to creating 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 48.0% from the floor on 49 of 102 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 19 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, Milwaukee grabbed 51 boards (9 offensive, 42 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Milwaukee finished the contest at 94.7% when shooting free throws by converting 18 of their 19 tries. They buried 11 of 34 attempts from downtown.
Devin Booker is a guy who played a role for the game. He accounted for 24 points on 9 out of 24 shooting. He played 43:52 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Booker ended up shooting 37.5% from the field and also earned 7 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Suns was Chris Paul. He had 7 rebounds in 38:01 min played. He went 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 10-of-20 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Paul had accumulated 13 assists.
Phoenix will play this game with a win-loss mark of 41-16 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is grabbing 43.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,550 assists on the year, which has them ranked 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are shooting 37.8% on 3-pointers (747 of 1,978) and 82.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.7 points per contest (6th in basketball) while shooting 48.9% from the field. On defense, the Suns are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,264 conceded on the season. The Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.9% (770 of 1,029) and they surrender 43.1 boards per game as a group. They give up 34.8% from 3-point land and they are 6th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (108.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers took a loss by a final score of 107-96 against the Golden State Warriors. The 76ers corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in the matchup. They gave up possession 13 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Warriors were called for 19 fouls for the game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia knocked down 12 out of their 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers finished the game shooting 35 out of 89 from the floor which had them at 39.3%. The 76ers permitted the Warriors to convert 34 out of their 76 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.7% in this contest. They went 43.8% from three-point range by going 14 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 32 from the charity stripe (78.1%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia permitted Golden State to get 45 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid pitched in for the 76ers for the game. He buried 8 out of 21 in the game giving him a rate of 38.1%, and added 13 rebounds. Embiid accumulated 28 points in his 32:28 minutes on the court and accounted for 8 assists in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He ended up finishing with 5 dimes in 35:10 mins played, and he shot 6 out of 15 from the floor. Curry ended up shooting 40.0% from the field while totaling 15 points but no rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 39-18 for the campaign. Philadelphia has accumulated 6,465 points so far this season (113.4 per game) and they grab 45.6 rebounds per game. The 76ers have committed 20.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are connecting on 47.5% from the field, which is 9th in the league. They are dishing out assists 23.2 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per contest. The 76ers on defense are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 108.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in the league). The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.1% on three-point shots (674 of 1,865) and their opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 23.2 assists and 42.5 boards per game, ranking them 6th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1.5)
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