Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (56-32) vs Phoenix Suns (61-24)
Game Info: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +1 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center. The Suns look for a win to take a 3-1 series lead. The Clippers look for another win to even up the series at 2-2.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.2 points and 5.3 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.5 points and 10.6 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing four rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 87.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 26.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 11-4 in Suns last 15 road games. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The Suns are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-16 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Clippers have played their best basketball with their backs against the wall and game three was no different. They have to like their chances of evening up this series. However, the Suns have still been the most consistent team throughout these playoffs and it takes more than one loss for me to jump off the bandwagon. The Suns are still the healthier team with the return of CP3 and there's a lot of pressure on the Clippers role players with no Kawhi. I still like the Suns in this game and series.