Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 3/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: NBA TV
The Denver Nuggets (43-30) will try to beat the Phoenix Suns (58-14) at Ball Arena on Thursday.
The Suns faced the Kings and earned the victory with a final of 127-124 in their last game. Phoenix finished the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (46 out of 92) and buried 12 of 28 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Suns made 23 of 27 tries for a percentage of 85.2%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 50 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 25 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Concerning the defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the field on 39 of 91 shooting. Sacramento earned 42 assists and had 27 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Sacramento snagged 33 boards (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Sacramento finished the contest at 83.3% from the free throw line by making 30 of their 36 attempts. They also converted 16 of their 34 shots from downtown. In regard to personal fouls, the Suns ended up with 30 and the Kings totaled 15 personal fouls.
Devin Booker is a guy who had an impact for the game. He scored 31 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also collected 7 boards. Booker finished 52.4% from the floor and totaled 5 assists.
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Phoenix steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 58-14 on the year. They currently have an average of 114.9 pts per game (4th in basketball) while going 48.6% from the floor. The Suns are hitting 36.7% on shots from distance (838 of 2,283) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.6 boards per game and is sitting with 1,968 dimes this year, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,622 surrendered this year. The Suns are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.2% (2,818 of 6,381) and they surrender 44.2 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 33.8% on 3-point shots and they are 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.5).
For their last game, the Nuggets got the win with a final of 127-115 when they played the Clippers. When discussing team rebounding, Denver permitted Los Angeles to grab 29 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 31.3% from three-point range by going 10 of 32 and finished the game at 21 out of 26 at the free throw line (80.8%). The Nuggets allowed the Clippers to knock down 42 of 86 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8% for the contest. Overall, the Nuggets went 45 for 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.2%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Denver made 16 out of their 32 attempts (50.0%). They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 91.3%. The Clippers earned 6 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Nuggets were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the game.
Nikola Jokic ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets in this matchup. He made 9 of 15 for the contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and tallied 14 rebounds. Jokic tallied 30 points in his 34 minutes on the court and totaled 6 assists in this game.
Denver has a mark of 43-30 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Nuggets are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Denver has totaled 8,143 points so far this season (111.5 per contest) and they collect 44.1 boards per game. They are getting an assist 27.5 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Nuggets are committing 19.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 79.2% from the free throw line.
The Denver defense gives up 34.1% on 3-pointers (855 of 2,504) and their opponents are converting on 75.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 24.9 dimes and 42.8 boards per game, which ranks them 18th and 5th in the league. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 12th in the league in PPG allowed with 109.0. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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