NBA Betting Predictions For Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Author: Mansi


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This will be one of the most exciting encounters of this week. The match between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers will be one of the most awaited and most thrilling events as per many NBA fans. Many star players had already made their way back to practice after clearing the quarantine restrictions. All the spirit within the fans lighted up as they were totally over cloud 9 to see their favorite players back on the court.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers

The NBA regular season 2020, The Los Angeles Clippers, leading forward Kawhi Leonard and the Phoenix Suns led by Devin Booker, will come face-to-face on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 4 p.m. ET (August 5, 2020, 1.30 a.m IST) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando, Florida. 

Clippers: Picks

The Clippers have gone 28-15 against Western Conference teams and have a 30-8 record in games decided by ten or more points. League’s best scorer, on Clipper’s side, Kawhi Leonard is eighth in the NBA, averaging 26.9 points per game. The Clippers won the last meeting with Phoenix Suns team 102-92 on Feb. 26. Leonard smashed an excellent 24 points to help the Clippers lead to the victory.

Bringing into the picture the shooting percentage, Reggie Jackson puts a shooting at 53.8% and averaging 10.2 points, and Kawhi Leonard, the already star player, puts up shooting 46.7% and averaging 26.8 points.

The Clippers statistics in the last ten games depict 8wins - 2loss, averaging 118.4 points per game, 45.7 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. In contrast, their opponents have averaged 104.6 points on 43.0% shooting statistically.

Suns: Picks

The Suns stand 5-9 against the rest of their division. Phoenix Suns is the NBA leader with 27.1 assists per game led by Ricky Rubio, averaging 8.9. Devin Booker proves to be one of the most trusted players of the team as he leads the Suns averaging 26.2 points and has added 4.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. In the last ten games, Phoenix Suns have a 5win - 5loss tally, averaging 116.1 points, 42.2 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 6.9 steals, and four blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have an average of 116 points on 47.4% shooting according to statistics.

Over the last ten games, Ricky Rubio has also proved to be reliable for the team, averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 46.0%. Adding to it, Cameron Johnson is also a great relief to the team as his show-cast his talents and posted a double-double on 19 points and 12 boards.

What must the teams take care of?

They need to ensure that the gaps in the defensive yard are adequately maintained, and this could efficiently facilitate them to play smoothly on the statics of steel ball and, if required, can also play some rebound ball. With a win percentage of more than 60% and a bet of 125 official fan votes, the Suns would be a significant challenge for the Clippers. The form is also perfect, and the fans would be hoping for the return of their star rookie soonest on the points table. The Clippers should more likely play with a defensive strategy, and possibly look to gain as many counter-attacks as possible and score more. A strong defense could only henceforth shatter the Phoenix’s action plan.

The forward line of attack has been a concern for the Clippers, and the Suns already have marked this loophole and would surely try to take advantage of this weak point.

The Clippers are huge favorites in this game at -400, according to critic reviews. The two teams, Suns and the Clippers, have split both games this season, and the Suns are unbeaten in the bubble, but the Clippers are overwhelming with 37-29 ATS and the fifth-best cover percentage in the league.

Injuries

The Phoenix Suns had a setback as two of their star players, forward-guard F Kelly Oubre and guard Jalen Lecque, encountered injuries before the match. Reportedly, they will not be able to attend the match. Kelly Oubre suffered a knee injury, which will take quite a little time to heal him up totally, whereas Jalen Lecque also stands out of the team post his injury.

Los Angeles Clippers also had to let go of their forward center Montrezl Harrell and guard Lou Williams leaving the team at a significant back thrust before the game.  

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers will snatch the game away from their opponents. 


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