Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-1)
The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) host the Phoenix Suns (51-21) at STAPLES Center on Wednesday in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Phoenix leads 3-2. The odds on this contest have Phoenix as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 215.
The Suns took a loss by a final of 116-102 in Game 5. Phoenix wrapped up the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (38 out of 84) and converted 9 out of their 26 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Suns buried 17 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 85.0%. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 41 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 54.8% from the field on 46 of 84 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 20 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Los Angeles collected 40 boards (2 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 1 block. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 93.3% when shooting free throws by making 14 of their 15 tries. They converted 10 out of their 30 attempts from distance.
Devin Booker is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 31 points on 9 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 43:04 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. Booker finished the contest at 40.9% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Suns was Chris Paul. He totaled 3 rebounds in 35:44 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 42.1% from the field in the matchup via 8-of-19 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Paul earned 8 assists.
Phoenix enters this one with a record of 51-21 so far this year. They have an average of 115.3 points per contest (7th in basketball) while shooting 49.0% from the field. The Suns are shooting 37.8% on shots from downtown (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 42.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,939 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Suns are able to force 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. The Suns defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 4th in the league in giving up assists with 1,652 surrendered on the year. They surrender 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 7th in the league in opponents points per game (109.5).
In their Game 5 win, the Clippers were able to pull down 38 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards totaling 40 in the matchup. They coughed it up 9 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Suns committed 19 fouls for the game which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 93.3%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles buried 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Clippers shot 46 for 84 from the field which had them shooting 54.8%. The Clippers allowed the Suns to make 38 of 84 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.2% for this contest. They shot 34.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). When it comes to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to collect 41 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Paul George was important for the Clippers in the game. He converted 15 out of 20 in the game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. George racked up 41 points in his 40:53 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was important for Los Angeles was Reggie Jackson. He ended up with 3 assists in 38:11 mins played, and he shot 8 out of 14 from the floor. Jackson finished going 57.1% from the floor while also collecting 23 points and 5 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 47-25 on the season. Los Angeles has accounted for 8,209 pts on the campaign (114.0 per contest) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. The Clippers are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they connect on 83.9% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are hitting on 48.2% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in basketball. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in PPG allowed with 107.8. The Los Angeles defense allows 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (833 of 2,341) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 22.9 assists and 41.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the league. They have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+1)
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