Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (2-1) at Los Angeles Clippers (3-0)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -9 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers tonight.
The Clippers have hit the ground running with three straight wins to start the season. LA's biggest test came on Saturday when the Kings came to town and put up a major fight, but the Clippers executed better down the stretch and came out on top by 114-109. Blake Griffin continued his red-hot start with a game-high 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists, JJ Redick added 23 points, Chris Paul had 17 points and 11 assists while DeAndre Jordan had 15 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks. To be fair, there was a bit of a luck factor in the win as the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins left the game after just 15 minutes because of a strained right Achilles.
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Meanwhile, the Suns are going for a third straight win after beating the Trailblazers on consecutive nights. Eric Bledsoe was a little rusty to start the season, but broke out for a game-high 33 points while Brandon Knight had 27 points in the 101-90 win on Saturday. Markieff Morris chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds while Tyson Chandler continues to be the quiet contributor, scoring just five points and 11 rebounds, but still having a major impact on the defensive end, protecting the paint and defending the pick and roll.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games following a win of more than 10 points and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, while the Clippers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Suns are 1-3-1 ATS in the last five meetings but the road team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Suns are coming off a great win and were really effective in scoring off turnovers, but I just don't see them getting as many opportunities for easy baskets against Paul and the Clippers. It seems like a lot of points, but I see the Clippers pulling away late and winning by double digits anyway, so I'm taking LA to win and cover.