Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 6/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+4)
The Phoenix Suns (51-21) play the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 221.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Utah Jazz and took home the win by a score of 131-119 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the contest with a 56.5% field goal percentage (48 of 85) and converted 20 of their 39 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 15 of 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 27 assists for the game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 13 steals. With respect to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 42 out of 85 shooting. Utah dished out 19 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Utah snagged 43 boards (16 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Utah walked away from this one shooting 73.7% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 19 tries. They made 21 out of their 44 tries from beyond the arc.
Terance Mann is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up with 39 points on 15 of 21 shooting. He played 36:27 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Mann went 71.4% from the field and totaled 1 assist. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Clippers was Paul George. He pulled down 9 rebounds in his 45:31 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 41.7% from the floor in this contest by going 10-of-24 (28 points). When the time ran out, George had 7 assists.
Los Angeles will take the court with a record of 47-25 for the campaign. The Clippers are shooting 41.1% on three-point attempts (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.0 pts per contest (10th in basketball) while going 48.2% from the field. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a group are committing 19.2 fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 44.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,756 dimes this year, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Clippers are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,650 surrendered so far this year. The Clippers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they concede 41.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 4th in the league in opponents points per game (107.8).
When they last played, the Phoenix Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 125-118 when they faced the Denver Nuggets. The Suns snagged 41 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in this matchup. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Nuggets earned 24 fouls in the matchup which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 31 tries. They were able to knock down 29 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 93.5%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Phoenix made 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Suns finished 44 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 51.8%. The Suns permitted the Nuggets to make 45 out of 98 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9% in the game. They finished the game shooting 37.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 37 and finished the game at 14 out of 21 at the charity stripe (66.7%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Phoenix permitted Denver to grab 37 in total (7 offensive).
Chris Paul was important for the Suns in the game. He converted 14 out of 19 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 73.7%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Paul recorded 37 points in his 39:31 minutes on the hardwood and earned 7 assists in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Phoenix was Devin Booker. He accumulated 4 assists in his 41:53 minutes played, and he shot 11 out of 25 from the floor. Booker wrapped this one up going 44.0% from the floor while collecting 34 points and 11 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 51-21 this year. Phoenix has accounted for 8,300 pts on the year (115.3 per game) and they average 42.9 rebounds per game. The Suns commit 19.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 83.4% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Suns are connecting on 49.0% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per game. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 7th in basketball in points given up per game with 109.5. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (15th in the league). The Phoenix defense allows 35.4% on 3-pointers (836 of 2,359) and opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 22.9 assists and 42.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 4th and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+4)
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