Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/17/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (20-8, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Phoenix Suns (11-14, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Staples Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Phoenix opens this matchup as 5.5 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 224.
The Suns cover the spread 58.3% of the time, having gone 14-10-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 57.1% of the time, going 16-12-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/15/2019 Devin Booker SG Forearm Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Cameron Johnson SF Hip Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Dario Saric PF Back Game Time Decision
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/15/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Patrick Beverley PG Concussion Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Lou Williams SG Calf Game Time Decision
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 25.0 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.4 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Lou Williams scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 116.8 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the NBA with 115.1 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.85. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 24.0. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Clippers give up 114.3 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 20th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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