Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns - 6/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (60-23) vs Los Angeles Clippers (55-31)
Game Info: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Phoenix Suns Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -5.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Phoenix Suns Arena. The Clippers need a win to even up the series at 1-1. The Suns look to take a quick 2-0 series lead.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.1 points on 491 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 26.6 points and 8.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 29 points and 5.4 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 15.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 86.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The over is 25-12-1 in Suns last 38 overall. The Clippers are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix.
The Clippers had no answer for the Suns defensively in game one and they're seriously going to miss Kawhi in this series. Not having CP3 obviously impacts the Suns, but they have answers elsewhere and Booker is showing signs of stepping up, as he was unguardable in the opening game. The Suns have been the most consistent team in these playoffs and the Clippers have started off slow in every series. No reason not to lay the reasonable chalk with the Suns at home.
Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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