Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (24-27) will try to defeat the Phoenix Suns (41-10) at Capital One Arena on Saturday.
The Suns faced the Hawks and ended up losing by a score of 124-115 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Suns walked away with 20 and the Hawks accumulated 15 fouls. They made 20 of their 41 attempts from beyond the arc. Atlanta shot 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of 22 tries. Furthermore, Atlanta grabbed 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Atlanta dished out 41 dimes and had 25 steals for the contest. In the matter of defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the floor on 44 out of 84 shooting. They also doled out 30 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected 39 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Suns converted 14 of 18 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. Phoenix finished the contest having earned a 52.3% FG percentage (46 of 88) and knocked down 9 out of their 32 shots from 3-point land.
Chris Paul is one guy who came through in the matchup. He had 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins and also collected 4 boards. Paul finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also earned 12 dimes.
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Phoenix will play this contest with a win-loss record of 41-10 on the year. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.4 fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 45.8 rebounds per game and has earned 1,352 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 36.5% from downtown (589 of 1,615) and 79.5% from the free throw line. They average 113.1 points per contest (3rd in the NBA) while going 47.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 1st in the league in giving up assists with 1,143 relinquished for the campaign. The Suns defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.1% (1,995 of 4,521) and they concede 44.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 33.7% on shots from downtown while they are 7th in basketball in opponents PPG (105.5).
When they last played, the Wizards went home victorious with a score of 106-103 when they faced the 76ers. The Wizards earned 37 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 52 for this game. They gave up possession 8 times, while recording 1 steal for the game. The 76ers were called for 4 fouls in the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of the free throws for a clip of 78.9%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Washington converted 9 out of 22 tries (40.9%). When all was said and done, the Wizards went 41 for 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. The Wizards permitted the 76ers to make 41 of 91 tries from the field which had them shooting 45.1% for this game. They went 40.7% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 11 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 13 at the charity stripe (76.9%). With respect to team rebounding, Washington permitted Philadelphia to collect 31 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Kyle Kuzma ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards for this game. He converted 10 out of 19 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and had 7 rebounds. Kuzma totaled 24 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes in this game.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 24-27 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Wizards are hitting on 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in basketball. Washington has totaled 5,478 points on the year (107.4 per game) and they average 44.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. The Wizards have committed 18.7 fouls per game and they connect on 77.6% from the charity stripe.
The Wizards are ranked 18th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.0. They have forced 11.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Washington defense concedes 35.0% on shots from distance (557 of 1,590) and opponents are connecting on 80.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 23.0 assists and 44.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 4th and 18th in the league.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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