Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-6)
The San Antonio Spurs (4-11) will go up against the Phoenix Suns (12-3) at AT&T Center on Monday. Phoenix is 6-point favorites. The betting total is set at 221.
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 112-104 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the contest with a 51.8% field goal percentage (44 of 85) and buried 14 of 29 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Suns converted 10 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 53 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 28 assists for the contest while creating 1 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to defense, Phoenix allowed their opponent to shoot 41.1% from the floor on 37 out of 90 shooting. Dallas dished out 40 assists and had 25 steals in the game. Moreover, Dallas had 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 78.3% from the charity stripe by burying 18 of 23 attempts. They also buried 12 of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Suns ended up with 22 and the Mavericks accumulated 10 personal fouls.
Devin Booker is one player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 7 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins and collected 1 board. Booker finished the contest at 35.0% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Phoenix enters this contest with a record of 12-3 for the season. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a group are committing 19.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 46.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 396 dimes for the season, which ranks 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are shooting 35.7% on 3-point shots (171 of 479) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.7 points per game (4th in the league) while shooting 47.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Suns are forcing 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They surrender 35.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 10th in the league in opponents PPG (104.9). The Suns defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (582 of 1,347) and they relinquish 47.0 boards per game as a squad. They rank 3rd in the league in giving up assists with 338 surrendered this year.
For their last game, the Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 115-90 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Spurs were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Timberwolves were called for 12 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of those for a rate of 73.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, San Antonio converted 6 out of 32 attempts (18.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs ended up going 35 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 41.7%. The Spurs allowed the Timberwolves to make 41 of 86 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.7% for the contest. They went 42.9% from distance by connecting on 21 of 49 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing rebounds, San Antonio allowed Minnesota to get 35 overall (12 offensive).
Keldon Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs in this matchup. He buried 2 of 5 for this contest for a rate of 40.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Johnson totaled 12 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes for this game.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 4-11 this season. The Spurs are committing 16.7 fouls per game while shooting 69.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 28.1 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. San Antonio has totaled 1,607 pts on the year (107.1 per contest) and they grab 43.7 boards per contest. As an offense, the Spurs are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league.
The San Antonio defense concedes 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (195 of 562) and opponents are converting on 75.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 23.2 assists and 47.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 16th and 25th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG given up with 109.7. They are forcing 16.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (+6)
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