Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 12/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Footprint Center is the site where the Phoenix Suns will try to defeat the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
The Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-117 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Wizards finished with 20 and the Lakers totaled 18 fouls. They also converted 11 of 27 tries from beyond the arc. Los Angeles ended up shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 22 tries. Additionally, Los Angeles pulled down 43 boards (6 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Los Angeles earned 29 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Washington allowed 50.0% from the floor on 46 out of 92 shooting. They also dished out 24 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled 48 with 10 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Wizards converted 19 of 24 tries for a rate of 79.2%. Washington finished the game having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (44 of 95) and buried 10 out of their 39 3-pointers.
Bradley Beal is a guy who had an impact for the contest. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Beal went 52.9% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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Washington will enter this contest with a record of 11-20 this year. They average 110.6 pts per contest (23rd in the league) while hitting 47.2% from the field. The Wizards are hitting 34.5% on 3-point shots (345 of 1,000) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is grabbing 43.8 boards per game and has accounted for 770 dimes on the season, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Wizards are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 fouls. They concede 37.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 16th in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.7). The Wizards defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (1,286 of 2,764) and they relinquish 43.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 747 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Suns took home the win by a final score of 118-114 against the Pelicans. The Suns were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Pelicans committed 27 fouls for the game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 35 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.4%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Phoenix made 15 of 41 attempts (36.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Suns went 39 for 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0%. The Suns allowed the Pelicans to convert 45 of their 77 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 58.4% in this game. They finished 46.7% from distance by hitting 14 of 30 and finished the game at 10 out of 13 at the charity stripe (76.9%). Regarding rebounding, Phoenix permitted New Orleans to collect 36 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the contest. He knocked down 21 out of 35 in this game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Booker scored 58 points in his 42 mins on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the contest.
Phoenix has a mark of 18-12 so far this year. The Suns commit 21.3 fouls per game and they connect on 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 27.3 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. Phoenix has scored 3,461 points so far this season (115.4 per game) and they average 43.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which is 15th in the NBA.
The Phoenix defense gives up 36.4% from downtown (334 of 918) and their opponents are converting on 80.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 23.2 assists and 43.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 5th and 10th in the NBA. The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 110.8. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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