Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Phoenix Suns (30-9) are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Detroit Pistons (8-30).
The Suns took the court against the Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-100 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the contest with a 38.0% field goal percentage (30 of 79) and converted 14 out of their 34 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Suns made 26 of their 29 shots for a rate of 89.7%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 35 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists in this game as well as forcing 1 turnovers and having 10 steals. In relation to the defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 44 of 88 shooting. Miami doled out 49 dimes and had 33 steals in this matchup. In addition, Miami pulled down 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 1 block. Miami went 86.7% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 15 shots. They converted 22 of 44 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Suns finished with 14 and the Heat recorded 14 fouls.
Mikal Bridges is a guy who played a role for this game. He racked up 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and also snagged 1 board. Bridges finished 72.7% from the floor and also earned 6 assists.
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Phoenix comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 30-9 on the year. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling in 45.9 rebounds per game and has 1,020 assists for the season, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 37.0% from downtown (461 of 1,247) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.1 pts per contest (4th in the league) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in allowing assists with 891 surrendered for the campaign. The Suns defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (1,525 of 3,486) and they concede 45.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 33.1% from beyond the arc while they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (105.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pistons walked away with a victory by a final of 97-92 against the Magic. The Pistons snagged 42 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 49 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Magic committed 12 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.8%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Detroit knocked down 10 of 33 attempts (30.3%). Overall, the Pistons finished shooting 38 for 87 from the floor which had them shooting 43.7%. The Pistons permitted the Magic to make 29 of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them at 33.7% for this game. They finished 30.4% from downtown by shooting 14 of 46 and finished the game at 20 out of 23 at the charity stripe (87.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, Detroit permitted Orlando to pull down 36 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Trey Lyles ended up being important for the Pistons in the matchup. He made 7 out of 10 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and had 13 rebounds. Lyles racked up 16 points in his 28 minutes on the court and added 2 assists for the matchup.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 8-30 for the campaign. The Pistons commit 20.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21.9 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.3 times per game. Detroit has tallied 3,836 points for the campaign (100.9 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Pistons are hitting on 41.4% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the NBA.
The Detroit defense surrenders 36.5% on shots from distance (461 of 1,263) and opponents are converting on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 25.2 dimes and 46.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 25th and 25th in the NBA. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 110.6. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (29th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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