The Suns (28-39) are facing the Clippers (45-21) in this Western battle between two teams with opposite goals. Clippers are already in the playoffs, while the Suns are 2½ games behind the 9th place that will give them a chance to participate in the postseason.
Date/Time: 08-04-2020, 16:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 Total: +229.5
Clippers have a 45-21 record (37-29 ATS) and are second in the West. In their last game they won against the Pelicans, 126-103, easily covering the -5 spread.
Kawhi Leonard leads the team both in scoring with 26.8 ppg and in rebounding with 7.2. Paul George follows with 21.3 ppg and 5.7 rebounds.
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Suns have a 28-39 record (31-35-1 ATS) and are third to last in the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won against the Mavericks, 117-115, covering the +6 handicap.
Devin Booker leads the team in scoring with 26.2 ppg, adding 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Clippers lead the Suns 2-1 wins this season.
They have won once at home by 21 points and once on the road by 10.
Clippers are better both offensively (116.1 to 112.8), and defensively (109.5 to 113.9).
They are also better in rebounding (47.8 to 43.1).
Both teams have a similar field goal percentage (46.5% to 46.3%). LA has a better 3-point percentage (37.1% to 35.3%).
Suns are better in assists (27.1 to 23.7), while both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (14.8 to 15.1).
Bookmakers give the Clippers a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They are better than the Suns and they will get away with the easy win today.
Suns vs Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 (-109)
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