Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 21-16. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 115.8 points per contest while giving up 114.8 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 9-30. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.0 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-13-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-21-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. T.J. Warren averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Clippers allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Suns surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game last season.
The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
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