The Los Angeles Clippers (44-38) are trying to prove the oddsmakers wrong as heavy, 12.5-point underdogs heading into a decisive Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on Tuesday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Suns are up 3-1 in the series. A 225-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Suns vs. Clippers
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -815 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +567 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: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends
In the Suns’ 82 games this year, they have 41 wins against the spread. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 50 games this year and has walked away with the win 36 times (72%) in those games. Suns games this year have hit the over 40 times in 82 opportunities (48.8%).
The Clippers have 40 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Los Angeles has been the moneyline underdog 30 total times this season. LA has gone 9-21 in those games. The Clippers have hit the over 48.8% of the time this season (40 of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns: Cameron Payne: Probable (Lower Back)
Clippers: Paul George: Out (Knee), Kawhi Leonard: 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 ceding 111.6 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Suns put up 114.1 points per game at home, compared to 113.2 points per game in away games, a difference of 0.9 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Suns have been scoring 115.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
With 12.2 threes per game, Phoenix is 13th in the NBA. It owns a 37.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks seventh in the league. The Suns are attempting 57.5 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.8% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.6 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.2% of their shots (and 29% of the team’s buckets).
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). Defensively it is 12th (113.1 points allowed per game). At home, the Clippers average 112.7 points per game. Away, they score 114.4. The Clippers are putting up 117.7 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 4.1 more than their average for the season (113.6).
Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.7 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.1%). The Clippers take 61.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.1% of the Clippers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.9% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Suns, and we project that Clippers will cover the spread (Suns -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 points.
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