Los Angeles Clippers (30-27) at Phoenix Suns (18-41)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +4.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win here after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 23.2 points and 5.3 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Suns could use a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.2 points and 4.8 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 20.3 points and 8.7 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight home games.
The Clippers are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are on the end of a back to back, but I'm not sure that matters when you consider that the Phoenix Suns have given up on the season and are getting beat like a drum these days. The Suns have not only lost seven straight, but they're being outscored by 26.6 points in their last five games. Let that sink in. The Suns last five games, they're being outscored by over 20 points on average. That's not good. The Clippers are about as healthy as they've been in a while and if they're serious about making a playoff push, they cruise in this game.