Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1)
The Los Angeles Clippers (43-20) go to Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (43-18). Phoenix opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 229.
The Los Angeles Clippers took the court against the New Orleans Pelicans and ended up losing by a score of 120-103 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended having earned a 40.0% field goal percentage (36 out of 90) and made 14 out of their 45 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Clippers converted 17 of 17 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 53.7% from the field on 44 of 82 shooting. New Orleans totaled 28 assists and had 13 steals for the game. Moreover, New Orleans pulled down 44 rebounds (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. New Orleans finished the game shooting 65.4% from the free throw line by burying 17 of their 26 shots. They converted 15 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Terance Mann is one guy who played a role in this game. He walked away with 17 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29:29 mins played and totaled 4 boards. Mann ended up going 66.7% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Clippers was Marcus Morris. He collected 7 rebounds in 27:18 min on the hardwood. He finished shooting 35.3% from the floor for the game via 6-of-17 (15 points). In all, Morris wasn't able to get an assist.
Los Angeles comes into this contest with a mark of 43-20 for the season. They cough up possession 13.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 44.4 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,537 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Clippers are shooting 41.7% on 3-pointers (908 of 2,178) and 83.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.7 pts per game (7th in the league) while going 48.2% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Clippers are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 5th in the league in PPG from their opponents (108.3). The Clippers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (815 of 1,146) and they surrender 41.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 4th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,438 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 118-110 when they played the New York Knicks. The Suns corralled 32 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Knicks earned 19 fouls for this game which took the Suns to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Phoenix buried 14 of their 34 attempts (41.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Suns ended up going 45 for 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.2%. The Suns permitted the Knicks to make 45 of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.7% for this game. They shot 41.4% from downtown by connecting on 12 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix permitted New York to snag 35 overall (6 offensive).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the game. He made 14 out of 26 in this matchup for a rate of 53.8%, and had 4 rebounds. Booker earned 33 points in his 40:55 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He ended up with 3 dimes in his 40:36 mins played, and he shot 8 out of 12 from the floor. Bridges wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor as well as earning 21 points and 4 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 43-18 so far this year. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls per game and they shoot 82.8% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 26.9 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. Phoenix has accounted for 6,975 points this season (114.3 per contest) and they pull down 43.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Suns are connecting on 48.8% from the field, which ranks 2nd in the league. The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 6th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 108.5. The Phoenix defense allows 35.2% on 3-pointers (710 of 2,019) and their opponents are making 77.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.3 dimes and 43.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in the league. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+1)
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