New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 3/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
The New York Knicks (25-37) are headed to Footprint Center on Friday where they will compete against the Phoenix Suns (50-12).
The Knicks faced the 76ers and took a loss by a final of 123-108 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Knicks ended up walking away with 25 and the 76ers accumulated 14 fouls. They knocked down 17 of their 36 shots from long range. Philadelphia finished the game at 84.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 28 of 33 attempts. Additionally, Philadelphia pulled down 38 boards (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Philadelphia recorded 43 dimes and had 24 steals for this game. In the matter of defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 52.0% from the field on 39 of 75 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 9 steals. With respect to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 40 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Knicks converted 22 of 32 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. New York ended the contest with a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and knocked down 8 out of their 28 three-point attempts.
RJ Barrett is someone who was a factor in this game. He recorded 30 points on 10 out of 23 shooting. He played 40 mins and also totaled 6 boards. Barrett finished shooting 43.5% from the floor and earned 7 assists.
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New York will take the court with a win-loss record of 25-37 this year. They currently have an average of 105.1 pts per contest (27th in the league) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. The Knicks are hitting 35.1% on 3-point shots (803 of 2,287) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is pulling in 46.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,330 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.2 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 15th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,521 relinquished this year. The Knicks are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.7% (2,394 of 5,360) and they concede 44.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.8% on 3-pointers while they are 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Suns got the victory with a final of 120-90 against the Trail Blazers. The Suns were able to snag 39 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the matchup. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 14 steals for this contest. The Trail Blazers committed 18 personal fouls for this contest which took the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to make 26 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 83.9%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Phoenix converted 14 of 36 tries (38.9%). Overall, the Suns ended up going 40 for 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Suns permitted the Trail Blazers to convert 30 out of 78 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5% in the game. They wrapped up this game 35.5% from 3-point land by going 11 of 31 and finished the game at 19 out of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Phoenix allowed Portland to pull down 30 overall (5 offensive).
Cameron Johnson was important for the Suns in this game. Johnson scored 20 points in his 24 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in this game. He knocked down 6 of 8 in this matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and added 4 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 50-12 on the season. The Suns are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.1 times per game (5th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. Phoenix has totaled 7,052 points this season (113.7 per game) and they collect 45.8 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Suns are hitting on 48.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA.
The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.6. They are forcing 14.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The Phoenix defense gives up 33.2% on three-point shots (706 of 2,125) and their opposition makes 75.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.2 dimes and 44.4 boards per contest, which is 2nd and 15th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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