Wednesday, February 1, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 30-18. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 15-33. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 112.1, good for a point differential of -5.7.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 12.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 51%. J.J. Redick averages 15.6 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 99 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-21-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 24-22-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 31-16-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2.5
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