Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Detroit Pistons are on their way to Footprint Center on Friday where they will compete against the Phoenix Suns.
The Pistons faced the Nuggets and walked away with a win by a score of 110-108 in their last game. Detroit finished the game having earned a 51.1% field goal percentage (45 of 88) and made 8 out of their 28 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 12 of 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists for this contest in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 43 out of 86 shooting. Denver doled out 28 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Furthermore, Denver collected 42 boards (15 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Denver shot 65.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of their 26 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 19 tries from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Pistons left the arena with 24 and the Nuggets recorded 21 fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is a guy who came through for this game. He ended up scoring 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and totaled 9 rebounds. Bogdanovic shot 47.1% from the field and also earned 4 assists.
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Detroit will enter this contest with a record of 4-15 on the year. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 23.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Detroit is snagging 43.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 405 assists on the year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are shooting 32.7% on 3-point shots (205 of 626) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They average 109.4 pts per game (24th in the league) while hitting 43.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.0% on 3-pointers and they are 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed (118.0). The Pistons are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.3% (820 of 1,696) and they surrender 46.5 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 488 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 115-105 when they faced the Lakers. The Suns were able to collect 41 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in this contest. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Lakers were called for 12 fouls in this game which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 5 tries. They were able to convert 3 of them for a percentage of 60.0%. In terms of three-point shots, Phoenix made 16 of their 34 attempts (47.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns shot 48 for 102 from the field which had them sitting at 47.1%. The Suns permitted the Lakers to bury 36 out of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.4% for the game. They went 18.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 4 out of 22 and finished the game at 29 out of 35 from the charity stripe (82.9%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to snag 45 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Mikal Bridges ended up having an impact for the Suns for this game. He made 10 of 17 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Bridges had 25 points in his 41 minutes on the court and added 3 assists in this game.
Phoenix has a record of 11-6 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 47.2% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the league. Phoenix has accounted for 1,956 points on the year (115.1 per game) and they average 43.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 27.7 times per game (5th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. The Suns are responsible for committing 21.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 82.4% from the charity stripe.
The Suns on defense are ranked 5th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.8. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (8th in the league). The Phoenix defense surrenders 37.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (195 of 519) and opponents are converting on 79.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 22.9 dimes and 42.1 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 6th and 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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