Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 12/16/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (15-13) are on their way to Footprint Center on Thursday where they will go up against the Phoenix Suns (22-5).
The Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and went home with a loss by a final score of 113-107 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Wizards walked away with 26 while the Nuggets accounted for 13 fouls. They converted 10 of 32 attempts from long range. Denver finished the contest at 87.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 29 of 33 tries. Moreover, Denver pulled down 45 boards (4 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Denver earned 49 dimes and had 26 steals for the contest. When discussing defense, Washington allowed 46.8% from the field on 37 of 79 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for this contest in addition to creating 2 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 41 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Wizards made 13 of their 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. Washington ended the contest having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (41 out of 90) and buried 12 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Davis Bertans is someone who was a major factor for the game. He walked away with 21 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 31 mins played and pulled down 5 rebounds. Bertans shot 61.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
Get all of our NBA Picks Tonight
Washington enters this game with a mark of 15-13 for the campaign. They average 105.8 points per outing (24th in basketball) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Wizards are connecting on 32.8% on 3-point shots (284 of 867) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is snagging 44.8 rebounds per contest and has racked up 660 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.9 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Wizards are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.1% on shots from distance and they are 17th in the league in points per game from their opponents (107.6). The Wizards are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.8% (1,113 of 2,487) and they relinquish 44.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 645 surrendered for the year.
When they last played, the Suns took home the win by a final score of 111-107 when they faced the Trail Blazers. The Suns corralled 41 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Trail Blazers committed 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Suns to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to three-point attempts, Phoenix knocked down 11 of 31 attempts (35.5%). When the game finished, the Suns finished the game shooting 44 for 93 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.3%. The Suns allowed the Trail Blazers to knock down 40 out of their 96 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7% for this contest. They shot 31.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 13 out of 41 and ended up going 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). In relation to team rebounding, Phoenix allowed Portland to grab 36 in all (12 offensive).
Chris Paul pitched in for the Suns for the game. Paul had 24 points in his 41 minutes of playing time and earned 14 assists in this game. He made 10 out of 19 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 22-5 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are shooting 47.3% from the field, which is 2nd in the league. Phoenix has scored 2,991 points this season (110.8 per game) and they grab 45.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.1 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. The Suns are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.2% from the free throw line.
The Suns defensively are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 104.8. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense concedes 34.4% on 3-pointers (319 of 926) and their opponents are connecting on 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 22.5 dimes and 46.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 7th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks
Phoenix Suns - Twitter
Washington Wizards - Twitter