Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (38-19) at Phoenix Suns (24-34)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5.5 -- Over/Under: 233
TV: PT, FSAZ
The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.2 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.3 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.3 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18.9 points and 11.9 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last eight home games.
The Clippers are 27-13 ATS in their last 40 games as a road favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix.
The Los Angeles Clippers won the meeting back in December by 21 points, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 8.8 points and appear to be as healthy as they've been in a while. The Phoenix Suns still aren't playing a lick of defense, and they're 11-17 against the spread at home while failing to cover eight of their last 11 games overall. I'd need a lot more points to consider the Suns in this matchup. Give me the Los Angeles Clippers and the reasonable chalk.