Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 3/27/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
The Phoenix Suns (60-14) will go up against the Philadelphia 76ers (46-27) at Footprint Center on Sunday.
The 76ers faced off with the Clippers and walked away with a win by a score of 122-97 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended with a 46.7% field goal percentage (43 out of 92) and buried 15 out of their 35 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 21 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they earned a total of 52 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In the matter of the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 34 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 39 dimes and had 19 steals in this game. Moreover, Los Angeles snagged 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Los Angeles shot 84.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 25 shots. They also converted 8 out of their 25 attempts from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 18 while the Clippers accumulated 16 personal fouls.
James Harden is someone who was a factor for this contest. Harden finished shooting 46.7% from the field and also dished out 7 dimes. He saw the court for 34 mins and collected 15 rebounds. He totaled 29 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this game with a win-loss record of 46-27 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Philadelphia is grabbing 42.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,690 assists on the season, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 36.0% from downtown (826 of 2,296) and 82.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 108.9 points per game (19th in basketball) while going 46.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the 76ers are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are 3rd in the league in allowing assists with 1,693 relinquished for the season. The 76ers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (2,877 of 6,328) and they surrender 44.7 boards per contest as a team. They are conceding 34.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed (106.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 140-130 when they played the Nuggets. When talking about how they rebounded, Phoenix permitted Denver to snag 27 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 46.9% from three-point range by shooting 15 out of 32 and ended up shooting 19 out of 27 from the free throw line (70.4%). The Suns permitted the Nuggets to convert 48 out of 81 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 59.3% in this game. Overall, the Suns shot 52 for 86 from the field which had them shooting 60.5%. With respect to 3-point shots, Phoenix knocked down 13 of 27 tries (48.1%). They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 79.3%. The Nuggets were called for 16 fouls in the game which took the Suns to the free throw line for 29 attempts. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Suns were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this contest.
Devin Booker pitched in for the Suns for the matchup. He knocked down 16 of 25 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 64.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Booker earned 49 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 10 assists for the contest.
Phoenix has a record of 60-14 on the season. The Suns have committed 19.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.4 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest. Phoenix has accumulated 8,535 points this year (115.3 per contest) and they collect 45.3 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which is 1st in the league.
The Phoenix defense allows 33.9% from downtown (860 of 2,539) and opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 22.6 assists and 44.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 2nd and 16th in the league. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points per game surrendered with 106.9. They are able to force 14.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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