Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 30-26. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 108.0 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 18-41. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest and giving up 112.8, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-27-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 27-30-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
02/21/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is "?" Thursday vs Golden State
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/14/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is "?" Friday vs LA CLippers
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Lou Williams averages 23.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Devin Booker averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%. T.J. Warren averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Los Angeles averages 108 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.91 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Phoenix is 19th in the league with 103.9 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.95. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Suns are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Phoenix is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6
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