Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 6/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+6.5)
The Phoenix Suns (51-21) host the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday in Game 5 of their series. Phoenix leads 3-1. The spread on this matchup has Phoenix as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 218.
The Clippers took a loss by a final of 84-80 in Game 4. Los Angeles ended with a 32.5% FG percentage (27 of 83) and buried 5 out of their 31 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Clippers knocked down 21 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 65.6%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled 51 with 15 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists in the matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding defense, Los Angeles allowed 36.0% from the floor on 31 of 86 shooting. Phoenix earned 16 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Phoenix pulled down 59 rebounds (17 offensive, 42 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Phoenix finished shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by making 18 of 21 tries. They also converted 4 out of their 20 tries from downtown.
Paul George is one guy who played a role in the game. He recorded 23 points on 5 of 20 shooting. He played 41:48 minutes played and grabbed 16 rebounds. George finished the contest at 25.0% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 40:27 minutes played. He shot 33.3% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 8-of-24 (20 points). At the conclusion of this game, Jackson accounted for 1 assist.
Los Angeles will take the court with a record of 47-25 this season. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.2 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,756 dimes this year, which is 17th in basketball in terms of passing. The Clippers are connecting on 41.1% on three-point shots (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.0 pts per game (10th in the NBA) while shooting 48.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Clippers are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They surrender 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 4th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (107.8). The Clippers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they surrender 41.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,650 surrendered for the campaign.
In their Game 4 win, the Suns were able to collect 42 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 59 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Clippers committed 19 fouls in the game which took the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Phoenix knocked down 4 of 20 tries (20.0%). When all was said and done, the Suns went 31 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 36.0%. The Suns permitted the Clippers to knock down 27 out of 83 attempts from the field which had them shooting 32.5% for this contest. They finished shooting 16.1% from beyond the arc by connecting on 5 out of 31 and finished the game at 21 out of 32 at the free throw line (65.6%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to grab 51 overall (15 offensive).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the game. He converted 8 of 22 in this matchup for a rate of 36.4%, and had 2 rebounds. Booker accumulated 25 points in his 38:17 minutes of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Deandre Ayton. He finished this one with 3 assists in 41:16 mins played, and he knocked down 8 out of 14 from the floor. Ayton ended the game having shot 57.1% from the floor as well as earning 19 points and 22 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 51-21 this season. Phoenix has accounted for 8,300 points this year (115.3 per game) and they grab 42.9 boards per game. The Suns are committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 83.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Suns are connecting on 49.0% from the floor, which is 2nd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.5 times per game. The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.5. They have given up 22.9 dimes and 42.7 total rebounds per game, which is 4th and 9th in the NBA. The Phoenix defense gives up 35.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (836 of 2,359) and opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+6.5)
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