Monday, October 31, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, October 31, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -11 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 113 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114 points per game and surrendering 106, good for a point differential of 8.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Brandon Knight averages 13 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 31% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Chris Paul averages 27 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Blake Griffin averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Phoenix averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 21% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 16.5 per game. The Suns allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 61 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 114 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 62 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 1st with 8 per game. The Clippers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 60 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Clippers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 95.9 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 45%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 6.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/30/16 G Devin Booker Toe probable Sunday vs. Golden State
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/30/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Utah
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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