Suns vs Clippers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 2

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The Los Angeles Clippers will look to pull off an upset as 8-point underdogs for Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on Tuesday, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Clippers hold a 1-0 lead in the series. The over/under for the matchup is set at 227.5 points.

How to bet Suns vs. Clippers

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -359 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +284 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Suns vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Suns are 41-38-3 this season. Phoenix has been the favorite in 50 games this season and has come away with the win 36 times (72%) in those contests. Suns games this year have hit the over on 40 of 82 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 40-42-0 this year. Los Angeles has won nine of the 30 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (30%). Clippers games this season have gone over the point total 48.8% of the time (40 out of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
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

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
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: Out (Lower Back)

Clippers: Paul George: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

With 113.6 points per game on offense, Phoenix ranks 17th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it gives up 111.6 points per contest, which ranks sixth in the league. Offensively the Suns have played better at home this year, putting up 114.1 points per game, compared to 113.2 per game in road games. On the offensive side of the ball, the Suns have picked up their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 114.2 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 113.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Phoenix is 13th in the NBA with 12.2 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.4% shooting percentage from downtown. Of the shots attempted by the Suns in 2022-23, 63.8% of them have been two-pointers (71% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.2% have been from beyond three-point land (29%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 17th in the league on offense (113.6 points scored per game) and 12th on defense (113.1 points conceded). At home, the Clippers score 112.7 points per game. On the road, they score 114.4. While the Clippers are posting 113.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, producing 120.5 a contest.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.7 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.1%). In 2022-23, the Clippers have attempted 61.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.1% of the Clippers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 30.9% have been 3-pointers.

Suns vs. Clippers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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