Clippers vs Suns Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The Los Angeles Clippers (32-28) visit the Phoenix Suns (32-27) on February 16, 2023 at Footprint Center. The Clippers are favorites, by 1.5 points, in a matchup featuring two of the NBA’s strongest defensive squads — the Clippers are fourth (111.2 points allowed per game), and the Suns are fourth (111.2). The matchup’s over/under is set at 221.5.

How to bet Clippers vs. Suns

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -111 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at -109 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 221.5 points.

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Clippers vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Clippers vs. Suns Betting Trends

The Clippers have played 60 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 25, or 69.4%, of the 36 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Clippers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 26 times in 59 opportunities (44.1%).

Against the spread, the Suns are 31-27-1 this season. Phoenix has won 39.1% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (9-14). Suns games this year have hit the over on 25 of 59 set point totals (42.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Clippers Leaders
Paul George 43 23.2 6.1 5.3 1.5 0.3 2.9
Kawhi Leonard 33 22.3 6.1 4 1.4 0.5 1.7
Eric Gordon 48 13 2.1 2.9 0.6 0.4 1.8
Marcus Morris 52 12.5 4.3 1.8 0.6 0.4 2
Mason Plumlee 57 12.2 9.6 3.6 0.6 0.6 0


Suns Leaders
Devin Booker 32 26.8 4.6 5.4 0.9 0.3 2.3
Deandre Ayton 50 18.8 10.2 2.1 0.6 0.7 0.1
Chris Paul 38 13.9 4.3 9 1.5 0.5 1.6
TJ Warren 27 9.3 2.7 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.6
Damion Lee 59 8.8 3.2 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.6
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Clippers: Norman Powell: Out (Injury Management)

Suns: Kevin Durant: Out (Knee), Landry Shamet: Out (Foot), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles has been forced to rely on its defense, which ranks fourth-best in the NBA (111.2 points allowed per game), as it ranks fourth-worst in the league on offense with only 111.4 points per contest. The Clippers are averaging 108.3 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are faring better offensively, averaging 114 points per contest. The Clippers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 117.2 points per contest compared to the 111.4 they’ve averaged this year.

With 12.7 treys per game, Los Angeles is ninth in the NBA. It owns a 37.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks sixth in the league. The Clippers are attempting 52.4 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 61% of the shots they’ve taken (and 68.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.5 three-pointers per contest, which are 39% of their shots (and 31.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

On offense, Phoenix is the 22nd-ranked team in the league (112.8 points per game). Defensively, it is fourth-best (111.2 points conceded per game). At home the Suns are putting up 113.7 points per game, 1.8 more than they are averaging away (111.9). While the Suns are averaging 112.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, producing 111.9 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, Phoenix is 12th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.3). It is fifth-best in 3-point percentage at 37.9%. The Suns attempt 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 29.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 63.7% of their shots, with 70.4% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the Suns, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Clippers -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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