Suns vs Clippers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 1

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The Phoenix Suns come into Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers as 7.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Sunday begins at 8:00 PM ET on TNT from Footprint Center. A 225-point over/under has been set for this matchup.

How to bet Suns vs. Clippers

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Suns have -311 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +250 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 225 points.

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Suns vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends

The Suns have 41 wins against the spread in 82 games this season. Phoenix has been victorious in 36, or 72%, of the 50 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Suns games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.8% of the time (40 out of 82 games with a set point total).

The Clippers are 40-42-0 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has won nine of the 30 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (30%). Clippers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 40 times in 82 opportunities (48.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Suns Leaders
Kevin Durant 47 29.1 6.7 5 0.7 1.4 2
Devin Booker 53 27.8 4.5 5.5 1 0.3 2.1
Deandre Ayton 67 18 10 1.7 0.6 0.8 0.1
Chris Paul 59 13.9 4.3 8.9 1.5 0.4 1.7
Cameron Payne 48 10.3 2.2 4.5 0.7 0.2 1.4


Clippers Leaders
Kawhi Leonard 52 23.8 6.5 3.9 1.4 0.5 2
Norman Powell 60 17 2.9 1.9 0.8 0.3 1.9
Eric Gordon 69 12.4 1.9 2.7 0.6 0.4 1.9
Nah’Shon Hyland 56 11.8 2.4 3.1 0.7 0.3 2.1
Marcus Morris 65 11.2 4 1.8 0.6 0.3 1.7
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Suns: Cameron Payne: Questionable (Lower Back)

Clippers: Paul George: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is scoring 113.6 points per game (17th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 111.6 points per contest (sixth-ranked). In home games, the Suns are scoring 0.9 more points per game (114.1) than they are away from home (113.2). On offense, the Suns have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 115.9 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 113.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

This season, Phoenix is draining 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 37.4% (seventh-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Suns have taken 63.8% two-pointers and 36.2% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s buckets, 71% are two-pointers and 29% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 17th in the NBA offensively (113.6 points scored per game) and 12th defensively (113.1 points allowed). At home, the Clippers average 112.7 points per game. Away, they score 114.4. The Clippers have played better offensively over their previous 10 games, scoring 119 points per contest, 5.4 more than their season average of 113.6.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is 10th in the league in 3-point makes (12.7 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.1%). The Clippers attempt 38.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30.9% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 61.3% of their shots, with 69.1% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we project that Clippers will cover the spread (Suns -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 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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