Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/4/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-5)
The Phoenix Suns are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Detroit Pistons. Detroit is 5-point dogs. The over/under is 234.
The Suns took the court against the Hawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 132-100 in their last game. Phoenix ended the game with a 40.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 86) and knocked down 4 out of their 28 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Suns made 26 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 83.9%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 57.1% from the floor on 52 of 91 shooting. Atlanta distributed 32 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Additionally, Atlanta collected 45 rebounds (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Atlanta ended up shooting 81.8% at the free throw line by making 9 of their 11 shots. They made 19 of 33 shots from three-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Suns left the arena with 13 and the Hawks racked up 24 personal fouls.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who was a major factor for the contest. He racked up 23 points on 6 of 18 shooting. He played 30 mins played and also collected 5 boards. Bridges shot 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 7 dimes.
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Phoenix comes into this matchup with a record of 27-26 on the season. They are averaging 112.7 points per contest (21st in the NBA) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The Suns are shooting 38.4% on three-point attempts (672 of 1,751) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Phoenix is grabbing 43.9 boards per contest and has totaled 1,427 assists on the campaign, which ranks 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Suns are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They surrender 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.8). The Suns defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.0% (2,145 of 4,562) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,249 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Pistons went home defeated by a final of 111-105 when they played the Mavericks. The Pistons were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 40 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Mavericks were called for 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of those for a percentage of 70.4%. When it comes to three-point shots, Detroit buried 14 out of their 39 attempts (35.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons shot 36 out of 79 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Pistons permitted the Mavericks to make 39 out of their 79 tries from the floor which left them shooting 49.4% in this matchup. They shot 29.4% from distance by going 10 of 34 and ended up going 23 of 33 at the charity stripe (69.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Dallas to pull down 40 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Bojan Bogdanovic was important for the Pistons for the contest. Bogdanovic racked up 29 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup. He buried 10 out of 15 for the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Detroit has a mark of 13-39 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 26th in the league. Detroit has accounted for 5,857 pts so far this season (112.6 per contest) and they pull in 42.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.8 times per contest. The Pistons have committed 22.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 77.4% from the free throw line.
The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 120.1. They are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 49.4% from the floor (29th in the league). The Detroit defense surrenders 36.0% from downtown (630 of 1,752) and opponents are knocking down 79.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.6 dimes and 44.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 18th and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+5)
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