Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (11-15) at Los Angeles Clippers (20-8)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aron Baynes is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 24.8 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight home games.
The Suns are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 14-5 in Suns last 19 overall. The Suns are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings in L.A and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in L.A..
The Phoenix Suns are on the end of a back to back, and while they're not playing winning basketball, they're still a scrappy bunch that competes night in and night out. The Suns are 5-1 ATS this season when an underdog of five or more points, while the Clippers are just 2-2 ATS as a double-digit favorite. The Suns also won the first meeting against the Clippers back in late October when they were 10-point underdogs. This feels like too many points. Give me the free buckets with the Suns.