Phoenix Suns (4-15) vs Los Angeles Clippers (13-6)Date : 11/28/2018
Time : 10:30 pm EST
Location : Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
The Phoenix Suns will travel to Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday night to battle the Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Suns are losers of four of their last five games, altogether, with their last loss coming at the hands of the Detroit Pistons as they suffered a 118 – 107 road setback on November 25th. In this outing, Phoenix blew a hot shooting night (51%) as they allowed the Pistons to shoot 46% from the field while making 19 of 41 3-point attempts for the night.
The Los Angeles Clippers, on the other hand, have won two straight games with their last being a 104 – 100 Road win over the slumping Portland Trail Blazers in their last time out as Tobias Harris put up 34 points for the night on 14-22 shooting from the field while also having 11 rebounds on the night. The Suns are winless against the spread in the last 5 meetings versus the Clippers at Staples Center while the under has been the play in five of the last six meetings amongst these teams in LA.
Phoenix Suns's Latest Performance :
The Suns come into this matchup losers of four of their last five games as they allowed the Detroit Pistons to go on a 15-3 run in the fourth quarter en route to sealing a home victory on November 25th. Phoenix also allowed the Pistons to shoot 46% from the floor while making 19-41 three-pointers for the night as Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson each had 19 points each in the win while Drummond also grabbled 16 rebounds while Jackson had eight assists for the Pistons.
On the other hand, the Suns shot well from the field to the tune of 51% for the night as Devin Booker went 14-24 from the field for a 37 points, 4 rebounds, along with five assists while Deandre Ayton put in 25 points along with 13 rebounds in the loss for the Suns. In all, 17 turnovers combined with 30 total assists for the Pistons ultimately doomed Phoenix chances of winning this ball game. They will certainly want to take care of the ball much more in that the Clippers have been solid as well as aggressive on the defensive end throughout 2018 and will certainly be looking to create easy baskets on the offensive end by playing outstanding team defense on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles Clippers's Latest Performance :
The Los Angeles Clippers continue to pick up big wins as they were four point road winners over the Portland Trail Blazers in the last match up as Harris led the team with 34 points along with 11 rebounds, as stated, while Danilo Gallinari made a tiebreaking jumper with 47 seconds left while adding 17 points in the win for Los Angeles as well. Said coach Doc Rivers, ”Gritty win. This to me may be our best,”. ”We didn’t have anything in the first half and we didn’t make any adjustments other than we’ve got to play harder, we’ve got to play more physical. That’s how we have got to play.”
This philosophy has been the mantra for the Clippers all season long as they have now won two straight games along with seven of their last eight matchups, overall. Harris has certainly been a consistent scorer for the Clippers throughout the season in averaging 22 points per game while Lou Williams leads the team in assists with 4 per game, off the Bench.Harris also leads the team in rebounds with nine per outing as the Clippers are ranked 8th in the league in shooting percentage with 47% per game while its defense is ranked first in the NBA in allowing teams to shoot only an average of 43% per game. They look to continue this streak versus a Phoenix Suns team that will certainly be attempting to become more consistent on the offensive end while also looking to pick up a much-needed win.
How Phoenix Suns & Los Angeles Clippers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Phoenix is 8-11 ATS while the OU is 9-10
Los Angeles is 12 – 7 ATS while the OU is 12-7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting game for both teams as the Clippers will get a chance to exert focus in a matchup that they should very well win comfortably versus the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns will be looking to pick up a much-needed win as they continue to allowed teams to score much too frequently during games. It will be important for the Clippers to continue to allow their defense to be the tip of the spear in creating offensive opportunities and with them playing so well at home lately, expected it to not be easy at all for Phoenix to get a victory.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Clippers in this contest as I believe that they are indeed the better team at this point in the season. With that being the case, the Phoenix Suns have loads of youth and talent on their squad, however, have not been able to mesh that talent together as they will certainly struggle on Wednesday night versus a Los Angeles Clippers squad that has done a much better job in executing on both ends of the Court.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
With the Suns allowing teams to score much too often lately, look for the Clippers to play well in their last home game before embarking on a long road trip. As stated, the Clippers will like to maintain their first place ranking within the Pacific Division over the Golden State Warriors. With that being the case, look for them to continue to play on a higher level in which to pick up wins as I am sure that they are aware that the Golden State Warriors, once Curry and Green returns, will be hot on their trails.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns:
- Over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 road games.
Over is 9-3 in Suns last 12 games playing on 0 days rest.
Under is 6-2 in Suns last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers:
- L.A. Clippers Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 home games.
Over is 7-1 in Clippers last 8 overall.
Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.