Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-1)
The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) play the Phoenix Suns (51-21) at STAPLES Center on Saturday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Phoenix leads 2-1. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 218.5.
The Suns took a loss by a final of 106-92 in Game 3. Phoenix wrapped up the game having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (35 of 90) and converted 10 out of their 32 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Suns buried 12 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 45.1% from the floor on 37 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 20 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Moreover, Los Angeles totaled 51 rebounds (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 20 of their 24 attempts. They also converted 12 of 34 shots from 3-point range.
Deandre Ayton is a player who was a factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played for 35:35 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Ayton finished the game shooting 69.2% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. Someone else that was a contributor in the game for the Suns was Devin Booker. He snagged 5 rebounds in 40:05 min on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 23.8% from the floor in this game by going 5-of-21 (15 points). When all was said and done, Booker earned 5 assists.
Phoenix will play this game with a record of 51-21 this year. They cough up possession 12.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 42.9 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,939 dimes on the year, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. The Suns are shooting 37.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.3 points per outing (7th in the league) while hitting 49.0% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Suns are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are giving up 35.4% on three-point shots and they rank 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.5). The Suns are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 4th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,652 relinquished so far this season.
In their Game 3 win, the Clippers pulled down 41 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 51 in this game. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Suns committed 19 fouls for the game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to shooting from distance, Los Angeles buried 12 of 34 tries (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Clippers walked away from this one shooting 37 out of 82 from the field which had them sitting at 45.1%. The Clippers permitted the Suns to convert 35 out of 90 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 38.9% in the matchup. They went 31.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 10 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 13 at the free throw line (92.3%). When discussing rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Phoenix to get 43 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Paul George ended up being a factor for the Clippers for the contest. He converted 9 out of 26 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 34.6%, and tallied 15 rebounds. George recorded 27 points in his 42:55 minutes on the court and had 8 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Los Angeles was Reggie Jackson. He came away with 3 dimes in 32:54 mins played, and he put in 9 out of 17 from the floor. Jackson ended the game having shot 52.9% from the field in addition to totaling 23 points and 1 rebound.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 47-25 for the season. The Clippers commit 19.2 fouls every game and they connect on 83.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.4 times per game (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 8,209 points so far this year (114.0 per game) and they average 44.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Clippers are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 5th in basketball. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 107.8. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (833 of 2,341) and opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 22.9 dimes and 41.2 rebounds every game, which ranks them 3rd and 1st in basketball. They are able to force 12.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (-1)
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