Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Phoenix Suns (62-16) are en route to Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers (39-40).
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and ended up losing by a score of 117-96 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the contest having earned a 41.6% field goal percentage (37 of 89) and buried 7 out of their 38 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Suns buried 15 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 22 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In the matter of the defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the floor on 43 out of 87 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 54 dimes and had 33 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Oklahoma City collected 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Oklahoma City walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 18 attempts. They buried 17 out of their 41 shots from distance. In relation to fouls, the Suns walked away with 17 while the Thunder racked up 16 fouls.
Chris Paul is one player who played a role in the game. He ended up walking away with 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played 30 minutes played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Paul finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and also totaled 9 assists.
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Phoenix will enter this matchup with a mark of 62-16 so far this season. They currently have an average of 114.9 pts per contest (4th in the NBA) while going 48.7% from the field. The Suns are shooting 36.5% on shots from downtown (900 of 2,463) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Phoenix is grabbing 45.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 2,123 assists on the season, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.9% on shots from downtown and they are 9th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (107.1). The Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (3,069 of 6,918) and they relinquish 44.4 boards per game as a squad. They are 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,787 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Clippers got the victory with a final of 119-100 against the Pelicans. The Clippers were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Pelicans had 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 8 of those for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles made 21 out of 44 attempts (47.7%). In all, the Clippers shot 45 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.4%. The Clippers allowed the Pelicans to convert 35 of 87 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.2% for the contest. They finished 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted New Orleans to get 35 in all (19 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Morris ended up having an impact for the Clippers for this game. Morris accumulated 22 points in his 27 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 8 out of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 61.5%, and had 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 39-40 so far this season. The Clippers commit 18.7 fouls every game and they go 79.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 8,522 pts so far this year (107.9 per contest) and they collect 43.6 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the league.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the league in PPG given up with 108.8. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (7th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.6% on three-point shots (925 of 2,670) and their opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 24.1 assists and 47.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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