Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2018
Wednesday, March 28, 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 Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 4 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 39-34. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 109.6 points per contest while giving up 108.7 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 19-56. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest and giving up 113.7, which is a point differential of -9.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-33-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-39-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-40-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/26/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is doubtful Tuesday vs Milwaukee
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
03/27/18 C Alex Len Ankle injured last game, is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
03/27/18 G Devin Booker Hand is doubtful Wednesday vs LA Clippers
03/27/18 F TJ Warren Knee is doubtful Wednesday vs LA Clippers
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Tobias Harris averages 18.5 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker averages 24.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Los Angeles averages 109.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 113.7 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 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Phoenix is 21st in the league with 103.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.85. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Phoenix is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 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 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.4 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 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +4
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