Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (34-18) vs Phoenix Suns (36-14)
Game Info: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.9 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16 points and 4.7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 22.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Suns last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 games as a favorite. The Suns are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have been the best team in the league both SU and ATS since the bubble and you shouldn't make a habit of betting against them. With that said, I'm not sure how much the Suns have left after last night against the Jazz, a back and forth contest that went into overtime. It was a playoff type atmosphere and now they have to catch a flight. Brutal spot for the Suns. The Los Angeles Clippers are winning their last five games by an average of nine points and win at home by an average of 7.7 points. I'll lay the chalk with the Clips.