The Phoenix Suns come into Game 4 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers as 7.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Saturday tips at 3:30 PM ET on TNT from Crypto.com Arena. The Suns lead the series 2-1. A 227.5-point over/under has been set in this 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 +263 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.
Suns vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends
The Suns have 41 wins against the spread in 82 games this season. Phoenix has won 36, or 72%, of the 50 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Suns have hit the over in 48.8% of their opportunities this year (40 times over 82 games with a set point total).
In the Clippers’ 82 games this season, they have 40 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has a 9-21 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 30% of those games). Clippers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 40 times in 82 opportunities (48.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns vs. Clippers Injury Report
Clippers: Paul George: Out (Knee), Kawhi Leonard: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
On offense, Phoenix is putting up 113.6 points per game (17th-ranked in league). It is ceding 111.6 points per contest at the other end (sixth-ranked). When playing at home, the Suns are scoring 0.9 more points per game (114.1) than they are in away games (113.2). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been putting up 115.2 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Phoenix is 13th in the NBA with 12.2 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.4% shooting percentage from downtown. This year, the Suns have taken 63.8% two-pointers, accounting for 71% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.2% from three-point land (29% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Offensively Los Angeles is the 17th-ranked team in the league (113.6 points per game). On defense it is 12th (113.1 points conceded per game). The Clippers are putting up fewer points at home (112.7 per game) than on the road (114.4). The Clippers are compiling 120.1 points per contest over their last 10 games, compared to 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%). In 2022-23, the Clippers have taken 38.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.9% of the Clippers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 69.1% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Clippers, and we predict that Clippers will cover the spread (Suns -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.
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