Monday, February 22, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 14-41 and a road record of 4-22. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. Phoenix is 3-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 0-10 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 36-19 and a home record of 18-9. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 4.1. Los Angeles has a division record of 5-5 and a conference record of 18-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 11 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Chris Paul averages 19.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Suns average 98 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.4 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Clippers score 105.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 117 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-34-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-24-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-29-3 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/21/16 C Alex Len Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
02/20/16 C Tyson Chandler Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Antonio
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/21/16 PG Chris Paul Thigh injured last game, probable Monday vs. Phoenix
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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