Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -9
The Arena is the site where Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers (45-21, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will play the Phoenix Suns (28-39, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Los Angeles as 9-point favorites. The over/under opens at 230.
The Suns are covering 47.0% of the time, having gone 31-35-1 ATS. Los Angeles covers the spread 56.1% of the time, going 37-29-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
08/02/20 PG Jalen Lecque Personal is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/01/20 SG Lou Williams Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
08/01/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker averages 26.2 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Marcus Morris averages 16.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Paul George averages 21.3 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Phoenix averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.7. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Suns are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. 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 21st in the NBA. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 19th in the league 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. The Clippers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +9
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