Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (0-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Halloween night in a NBA game at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for their first victory of the season after a rough 0-3 start to the NBA season. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 101.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 23.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 18 points and 5.7 assists. Devin Booker is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 3.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 25.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost eight of their last 11 road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep the ball rolling after a quick 2-0 start to the NBA season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 101 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 90.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18 points and seven assists. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Crawford is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers hope to start 3-0 for the second straight season.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 Monday games. The Suns are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Clippers are playing some solid basketball out of the gate and know they have to stay hot if they hope to clinch a good seed in the tough Western Conference. The Suns played the Warriors down to the wire Sunday, but that type of effort likely is going to catch up to them in this contest on the road. With the way the Clippers are playing, you have to like Los Angeles by double digits here.