Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (40-34) at Phoenix Suns (19-56)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSAZ
The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers need another win to stay in the playoff race after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 22.9 points and 5.5 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Phoenix Suns look to play spoiler here while snapping a 12-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a home game since January 31.
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
I don't care that the Los Angeles Clippers are a team on the end of a back to back, they're fighting for a playoff spot and need to win as much as they can. The Phoenix Suns have been in full tank mode for a while, aren't playing their best players and are being outscored by 16.2 points in their last five games. At this point, the Suns are an automatic fade regardless of what the spread is.