Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Toyota Center is the location where the Houston Rockets (17-51) will go up against the Phoenix Suns (54-14) on Wednesday.
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and notched a win by a score of 140-111 in their last game. Phoenix wrapped up the game having earned a 56.9% field goal percentage (58 of 102) and converted 12 of their 33 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns made 12 of 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 51 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 36 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 12 steals. In reference to defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the floor on 36 out of 81 shooting. Los Angeles earned 37 dimes and had 24 steals for the matchup. In addition, Los Angeles snagged 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Los Angeles ended up going 74.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 31 tries. They made 16 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Suns ended up with 24 and the Lakers totaled 19 fouls.
Deandre Ayton is one guy who came through in the game. Ayton went 78.6% from the floor and earned 2 assists. He saw the court for 27 minutes and also pulled down 16 boards. He ended up scoring 23 points on 11 of 14 shooting.
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Phoenix heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 54-14 so far this year. They turn it over 12.9 times per game and as a team they commit 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.6 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,853 dimes for the season, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Suns are shooting 36.2% on shots from downtown (784 of 2,163) and 79.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.0 pts per game (5th in basketball) while connecting on 48.3% from the field.
On defense, the Suns are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They rank 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,520 surrendered for the year. The Suns defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.1% (2,659 of 6,034) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 33.5% on three-point shots and they are ranked 6th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-105 when they played the Pelicans. When it comes to rebounds, Houston allowed New Orleans to snag 31 in all (14 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.3% from distance by connecting on 10 of 32 and finished the contest at 24 of 34 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Rockets permitted the Pelicans to make 48 out of 93 tries from the floor which had them at 51.6% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Rockets went 39 out of 77 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Houston buried 12 of their 31 attempts (38.7%). They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. The Pelicans committed 10 fouls in this game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They turned it over 24 times, while recording 3 steals for this contest. The Rockets corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 39 in this matchup.
David Nwaba pitched in for the Rockets in the game. He made 5 of 6 for this contest for a rate of 83.3%, and accumulated 1 rebound. Nwaba racked up 15 points in his 14 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in this matchup.
Houston has a mark of 17-51 so far this season. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls per contest while shooting 70.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.2 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they turn it over 16.7 times per game. Houston has accounted for 7,402 pts for the year (108.9 per contest) and they grab 42.1 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which is ranked 24th in the league.
The Houston defense gives up 35.5% on shots from distance (890 of 2,506) and opponents are making 77.9% of their foul shots. They allow 25.6 dimes and 45.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 24th and 22nd in the NBA. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the league in PPG given up with 118.2. They have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.3% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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