New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 11/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Phoenix Suns welcome the New York Knicks at Footprint Center on Sunday.
The Knicks faced the Nuggets and earned the victory with a final of 106-103 in their last contest. New York wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (37 out of 84) and made 8 out of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Knicks made 24 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 77.4%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In the matter of defending, New York let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the field on 36 out of 82 shooting. Denver recorded 18 assists and had 3 steals for the game. In addition, Denver snagged 42 boards (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Denver finished the game shooting 85.0% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of 20 tries. They buried 14 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Knicks walked away with 18 and the Nuggets accounted for 25 personal fouls.
Julius Randle is a guy who played a role for the contest. Randle finished the contest at 52.4% from the field and also earned 4 assists. He played 32 minutes and pulled down 11 rebounds. He ended up with 34 points on 11 of 21 shooting.
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New York will enter this game with a record of 8-7 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.1 fouls per game. As a team, New York is pulling down 46.6 rebounds per contest and has 366 dimes for the year, which is 17th in basketball in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 32.0% on 3-point shots (169 of 528) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.3 points per outing (12th in basketball) while hitting 45.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Knicks are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.8 fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 22nd in the league in opponents points per game (115.5). The Knicks are giving up a FG percentage of 45.2% (621 of 1,375) and they relinquish 46.3 boards per game as a team. They rank 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 397 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Suns went home victorious with a score of 130-119 against the Warriors. Concerning how they rebounded, Phoenix permitted Golden State to get 40 in all (6 offensive). They finished 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 18 out of 42 and finished the contest at 17 of 17 at the charity stripe (100.0%). The Suns permitted the Warriors to knock down 42 of their 92 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Suns finished the game shooting 44 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Phoenix made 21 of 40 attempts (52.5%). They were able to knock down 21 of those for a rate of 84.0%. The Warriors earned 23 fouls in this game which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Suns corralled 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 47 in this game.
Mikal Bridges pitched in for the Suns in this matchup. Bridges accumulated 23 points in his 42 minutes of playing time and had 9 dimes for the game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 9-5 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Suns are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 11th in the league. Phoenix has accounted for 1,592 points for the season (113.7 per game) and they average 41.5 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 27.4 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Suns have committed 21.6 fouls per contest and they hit 82.4% from the charity stripe.
The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 5th in basketball in PPG allowed with 107.0. They have forced 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (6th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense allows 38.1% on shots from 3-point land (168 of 441) and their opposition knocks down 80.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 22.7 assists and 42.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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