Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-4.5)
The Phoenix Suns (7-3) head to Capital One Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Washington Wizards (2-8). Phoenix opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 230.
The Phoenix Suns faced off with the Indiana Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 125-117 in their last game. Phoenix ended having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (46 out of 94) and converted 16 of 41 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Suns made 17 of 17 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 33 dimes in the game while earning 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Phoenix allowed 47.8% from the field on 44 of 92 shooting. Indiana recorded 23 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Pacers collected 52 boards (13 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana shot 70.8% at the free throw line by making 17 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 12 out of their 29 attempts from 3-point land.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He finished with 34 points on 12 out of 18 shooting. He played 35:23 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Bridges finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Suns was Devin Booker. He totaled 3 rebounds and also totaled 7 assists. He finished the game at 47.4% from the field in the matchup by going 9-of-19 (25 points). When the final whistle was blown, Booker played for 36:05 min.
Phoenix will play this contest with a mark of 7-3 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Phoenix is snagging 42.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 264 dimes for the campaign, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Suns are hitting 38.2% on shots from distance (149 of 390) and 82.5% from the free throw line. They average 110.8 points per game (19th in the league) while connecting on 47.1% from the field. On defense, the Suns are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls. The Suns defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (137 of 196) and they surrender 43.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 9th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 208 surrendered for the year. They relinquish 35.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in opponents points per game (104.6).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a score of 128-124 against the Miami Heat. The Wizards were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 39 for the contest. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 9 steals for this game. The Heat committed 24 fouls in the game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to convert 21 of those for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to shots from distance, Washington knocked down 15 out of 40 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards went 44 for 99 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Wizards permitted the Heat to make 46 out of their 93 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.5% for this game. They went 37.2% from beyond the arc via 16 of 43 and finished the contest at 20 of 26 at the free throw line (76.9%). When discussing team rebounding, Washington permitted Miami to grab 61 in all (10 offensive).
Garrison Mathews ended up being a factor for the Wizards for this game. He converted 6 out of 12 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 22 points. Mathews had 2 boards in his 23:20 mins of playing time and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Washington was Deni Avdija. He notched 20 points in his 31:38 minutes on the court by going 7 out of 15 shooting for the contest. Avdija ended the game having shot 46.7% from the field as well as contributing 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 2-8 on the year. Washington has accounted for 1,197 pts so far this year (119.7 per game) and they pull in 41.8 boards per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 24.8 fouls every game and they go 75.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wizards are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.1 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 122.7. The Washington defense surrenders 39.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (130 of 328) and their opposition makes 78.3% of their free throw shots. They surrender 25.4 assists and 46.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 20th and 24th in the league. They have forced 16.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.5% from the field (27th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+4.5) and over 230 points
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