Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, January 2, 2017. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 10-24. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 112.9 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 22-14. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Devin Booker averages 18.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 9.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Phoenix averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.2 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 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 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 104 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 100.6 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 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 14 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 rating on offense is 111.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.4. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-17-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-11-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 16-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-14-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/01/17 PG Chris Paul Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Phoenix
01/01/17 C DeAndre Jordan Hip injured last game, probable Monday vs. Phoenix
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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