Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 4 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 11-21. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.1 as they are averaging 106.4 points per contest while giving up 113.5 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 11-18. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-15-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/18/17 G Troy Daniels Facial injured last game, is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/18/17 G Lou Williams Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Phoenix
12/18/17 F Wesley Johnson Foot is "?" Wednesday vs Phoenix
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Mike James averages 10.6 points per game in 21.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 14.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage currently is at 52%. Lou Williams averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.09 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.2 per game. The Suns allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 20th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.69. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Clippers surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Suns are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league. The Clippers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +4
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