Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns - 6/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns - 6/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (62-24) vs Los Angeles Clippers (56-33)

Game Info: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Phoenix Suns Arena)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -5.5 -- Over/Under: 215 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Phoenix Suns Arena. The Clippers need a win to save their season and force a game six on Wednesday. The Suns will advance to their first NBA Finals since the 1992-93 season with a victory here.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 111.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 26.4 points and 9.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. 

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and 4.9 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.6 points and 11.4 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.  

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The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Suns last 7 overall. The Clippers are 16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings.

The Clippers have been in all three of their losses this series and probably could have a different outcome if they knew how to make free throws down the stretch. The Clippers also play their best ball with their backs against the wall. It wouldn't be surprising if they found a way to extend this series. With that said, the Suns have been too consistent and too poised to bet against in these playoffs. In clutch situations, the Suns just find ways to get it done and they're easy to trust. Expect CP3 to close the deal on his first ever final appearance. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -5.5

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