Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 6/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+6)
The Phoenix Suns (51-21) host the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday in Game 2 of their series. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 6-point dogs. The total opens at 224.
The Clippers went home with a loss by a final score of 120-114 in Game 1. Los Angeles finished having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (40 of 88) and buried 20 of their 47 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Clippers knocked down 14 of 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 55.1% from the floor on 49 of 89 shooting. Phoenix totaled 31 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, Phoenix pulled down 43 boards (7 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Phoenix walked away from this one shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by making 9 of 9 attempts. They made 13 of 32 attempts from long range.
Paul George is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 10 out of 26 shooting. He played for 38:59 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. George walked away from this one shooting 38.5% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He collected 6 rebounds in 39:15 min on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 52.6% from the field in the game via 10-of-19 (24 points). When the game finished, Jackson earned 4 assists.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a mark of 47-25 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 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 ball. The Clippers are hitting 41.1% on 3-pointers (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.0 points per game (10th in basketball) on 48.2% from the field. Defensively, the Clippers are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 fouls. The Clippers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they concede 41.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,650 relinquished for the season. They concede 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 4th in the league in PPG from their opponents (107.8).
In their Game 1 win, the Suns were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the contest. They gave up possession 7 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Clippers committed 17 fouls in this contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a percentage of 100.0%. In terms of 3-point shots, Phoenix converted 13 of their 32 attempts (40.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Suns finished shooting 49 out of 89 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.1%. The Suns permitted the Clippers to convert 40 of 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5% for the matchup. They shot 42.6% from downtown by hitting 20 out of 47 and ended up shooting 14 of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). In regard to rebounds, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to pull down 39 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns in the game. He buried 15 out of 29 for this contest for a field goal rate of 51.7%, and earned 13 rebounds. Booker recorded 40 points in his 43:56 mins on the hardwood and totaled 11 assists in the game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Deandre Ayton. He left the arena with 2 assists in his 36:32 minutes on the hardwood, and he put in 10 out of 14 from the floor. Ayton finished going 71.4% from the floor while also earning 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 51-21 for the season. The Suns commit 19.1 fouls per game while shooting 83.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. Phoenix has scored 8,300 points for the campaign (115.3 per contest) and they grab 42.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Suns are connecting on 49.0% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. The Suns are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.5. They have forced 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (15th in the league). The Phoenix defense surrenders 35.4% on 3-point attempts (836 of 2,359) and their opposition knocks down 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 22.9 assists and 42.7 rebounds every game, which ranks them 4th and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix (-6)
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