Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Footprint Center is the location where the Phoenix Suns (40-9) will play the Brooklyn Nets (29-20) on Tuesday.
The Nets faced the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 110-106 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 15 while the Warriors recorded 10 personal fouls. They made 14 of 45 shots from distance. Golden State ended up shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 18 attempts. Furthermore, Golden State pulled down 39 boards (16 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 10 blocked shots. Golden State doled out 55 assists and had 24 steals in this contest. In regard to the defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 40.8% from the floor on 40 of 98 shooting. They also dished out 21 dimes for the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected 51 with 17 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 17 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. Brooklyn finished the contest having earned a 39.8% FG percentage (39 out of 98) and buried 11 of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kyrie Irving is a guy who was important in this contest. Irving went 42.9% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. He played for 39 minutes and snagged 7 boards. He was able to score 32 points on 9 out of 21 shooting.
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Brooklyn will enter this contest with a record of 29-20 this year. They have an average of 111.9 points per contest (5th in the league) on 47.1% from the field. The Nets are connecting on 35.2% from downtown (542 of 1,540) and 82.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling in 45.5 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,246 assists this year, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They rank 5th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,135 conceded so far this season. The Nets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.0% (1,972 of 4,478) and they surrender 44.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 32.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 18th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.0).
The last time they took the court, the Suns went home victorious with a score of 115-110 when they played the Spurs. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Phoenix permitted San Antonio to get 32 overall (11 offensive). They finished 35.1% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 37 and finished the contest at 7 of 8 from the charity stripe (87.5%). The Suns allowed the Spurs to convert 45 of their 100 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.0% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Suns finished shooting 48 out of 97 from the floor which had them shooting 49.5%. When talking about shooting from distance, Phoenix made 11 of their 32 tries (34.4%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 66.7%. The Spurs committed 11 personal fouls in this contest which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Suns collected 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 46 for this contest.
Chris Paul ended up having an impact for the Suns in this game. He converted 9 of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 56.3%, and earned 8 rebounds. Paul tallied 20 points in his 40 mins on the court and accumulated 19 assists for the contest.
Phoenix has a mark of 40-9 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the NBA. Phoenix has accounted for 5,530 points this season (112.9 per contest) and they pull down 46.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.4 times per game (5th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Suns commit 19.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 79.4% from the free throw line.
The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 105.0. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Phoenix defense concedes 33.2% on 3-point shots (555 of 1,674) and opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 22.3 assists and 45.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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