Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers - 12/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (15-12) vs Phoenix Suns (21-4)
Game Info: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +3 -- Over/Under: 213 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.2 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.5 points and 4 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Suns last 6 overall. The under is 13-5-1 in Clippers last 19 Monday games. The Suns are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-17 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
These are two banged up basketball teams that make this game tough to call. The Los Angeles Clippers should be motivated for this one, considering the last time they saw the Suns, they were bounced from the Western Conference Finals. However, PG13 is doubtful for this contest and Nicolas Batum is questionable. The Phoenix Suns could be without Ayton, but they're also a team that just finds ways to win games, and they win by an average of 10 points in the favorite role. I'll lay the bucket with the Suns.
Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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