Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The Phoenix Suns (45-36, 28-12 Home) will be out to build on their winning run at home when they welcome the Los Angeles Clippers (43-38, 20-20 Away) on Sunday.

Los Angeles is playing on back-to-back days after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 136-125 at Arena yesterday. Kawhi Leonard was a top performer with 27 points and eight rebounds. The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference.

Phoenix dropped their last game on Friday at Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 121-107. Torrey Craig had 18 points and four blocks in defeat to lead the team. The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Los Angeles will be looking to level the season series after winning only one of the three prior meetings, including a 116-107 victory at Footprint Center on February 16. Terance Mann led the Clippers with 26 points. Josh Okogie had 24 points in the losing effort.

The Clips have been led this season by Norman Powell, who is averaging 16.8 points per game. Meanwhile, Ivica Zubac is grabbing 10.0 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the league, and Mann is dishing 2.3 assists.

Deandre Ayton’s 17.7 points per game have powered the Suns on offense. Ayton also has averaged 9.8 rebounds per game. Chris Paul has distributed 8.9 assists per game. The Suns have had success in recent games between the teams at Footprint Center, winning six of the last 10.

Phoenix has won six in a row at home this season. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 4-10 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 2-10 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Suns are 9-1 with a rest advantage.

Los Angeles is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.2 (118.8-115.6). Phoenix has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 115.6 points per game on average while allowing 110.6 (+5.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Plumlee: 11.8 | 22.9 | -11.1
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 4.0 | 8.9 | -4.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 8.5 | 16.9 | -8.4
Points per game:
Cameron Payne: 5.0 | 10.3 | -5.3
Assists per game:
Chris Paul: 6.5 | 8.9 | -2.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers (-450)

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