Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 2/26/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (24-34, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Los Angeles Clippers (38-19, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Los Angeles opens this game as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 234.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 52.6% of the time, having gone 30-27-0 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 47.4% of the time, going 27-30-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Lou Williams averages 19.4 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kelly Oubre averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Devin Booker averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.0 per game. The Clippers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 14th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Suns are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Suns surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 6th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league. The Suns are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 21st. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +5.5
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