Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (55-32) vs Phoenix Suns (61-23)
Game Info: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +1 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center. The Suns look for another win to take an overwhelming 3-0 series lead. The Clippers need a win to give themselves a chance of winning this series.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.2 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28.3 points and 5.3 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Payne is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 26.6 points and 8.7 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 11-3 in Suns last 14 road games. The over is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The Suns are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-15 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Clippers have proven they play their best basketball with their backs against the wall, so I wouldn't count them out of this series. However, game twos loss is a crushing blow mentally and it doesn't get any easier with Kawhi still sidelined. The Suns have been the most consistent team throughout these playoffs and there's a chance CP3 comes back. I'm just not eager to step in front of the Suns and they've given us no reason to. Give me the Suns in this near pick em.