The Los Angeles Clippers (44-38) are looking to pull off an upset as 7.5-point underdogs for Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Phoenix Suns at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET on NBA. The series is tied 1-1. The over/under is set at 225 points for the matchup.
How to bet Suns vs. Clippers
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
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 -333 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +267 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.
Suns vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, April 20, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends
The Suns have played 82 games, with 41 wins against the spread. Phoenix has won 36, or 72%, of the 50 contests in which it was the favorite this year. 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 have played 82 games, with 40 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won nine of the 30 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (30%). Clippers games this season have hit the over on 40 of 82 set point totals (48.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns: Cameron Payne: Out (Lower Back)
Clippers: Paul George: Out (Knee), Kawhi Leonard: 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. Defensively, it allows 111.6 points per contest, which ranks sixth in the league. When playing at home, the Suns are posting 0.9 more points per game (114.1) than they are on the road (113.2). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been putting up 114 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Phoenix is sinking 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th-ranked in league). It sports a 37.4% shooting percentage (seventh-ranked) 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 threes (29%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
With 113.6 points scored per game and 113.1 points conceded, Los Angeles is 17th in the NBA on offense and 12th defensively. At home the Clippers are putting up 112.7 points per game, 1.7 fewer points than they are averaging away (114.4). The Clippers have fared better offensively over their last 10 games, tallying 118.7 points per contest, 5.1 more than their season average of 113.6.
Los Angeles is 10th in the league in 3-pointers made (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 shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 61.3% of their shots, with 69.1% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Clippers, and we expect 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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