Suns vs. Clippers - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (29-14) at Phoenix Suns (26-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -1.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSAZ
The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns play Sunday afternoon at the US Airways Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers are starting to look like a title contender with wins in six of their last eight games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 107.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and are allowing 100.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.3 points and 9.8 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 40.3 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers have improved their defense the most during this stretch, as they’re allowing 43.6 percent shooting from the field and 31.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Clippers have won 17 straight games SU when holding their opponent under 100 points.
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The Phoenix Suns are trying to hold onto a playoff spot by winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 107.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 105 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 16.9 points and six assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.7 points and four assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns continue to produce elite offense, as they’re shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Suns have topped 100 points in 16 of their last 17 games. However, the Suns most improve defensively if they’re going to be a legit playoff threat in the tough Western Conference.
The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I like the way the Clippers are starting to find themselves recently and trust them a lot more than a Suns team that simply trades baskets for 48 minutes. I'll take the Clippers in this spot.