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2023 NBA Handicapping – LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns
(1-3) LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns (3-1)
Date: Tuesday, April 25th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Moneyline NBA Odds: Clippers +575 | Suns -750 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -12
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 224
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Game 5 of the first-round series between the fifth-seed LA Clippers and fourth-seed Phoenix Suns tips off on Tuesday, April 25th. The Suns took a stranglehold on the series after winning both matches in LA including a 112-110 victory on Saturday.
The Clippers are 42-44 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 22-21 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Suns are 44-40-2 against the spread this season. Also, they are 23-19-1 ATS as the home team.
The teams split the regular season series with Phoenix taking the initial two contests 112-95 on October 23rd and 111-95 on December 15th while the Clippers won 116-107 on February 16th and 119-114 on April 9th.
Last season, the squads met four times and split the season series. The Suns hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 137 of their 235 matches.
Losing both games in LA was projected based on the odds entering the matches especially without Kawhi Leonard or Paul George playing. What wasn’t expected was Russell Westbrook and Norman Powell almost doing enough to pull off the victories.
Per typical there is zero news on Kawhi who protects his health like it’s a national secret and while George isn’t expected to play in this series he was on the court today and obviously progressing.
Presently, LA ranks 18th for scoring averaging 113.6 points per game while shooting 47.7% from the field and 38.1% from the perimeter ranking 13th and third respectively.
Opponents average 113.1 points per game ranking 12th lowest overall while allowing opponents to shoot 47.4% from the field and 36.5% from the perimeter ranking 16th and 19th respectively.
To summarize the LA Clippers injury report… (note: the Clippers played Saturday so haven’t updated the injury report yet)
- Kawhi Leonard SF (questionable— knee)
- Paul George SF (OUT indefinitely — knee)
Although the Suns are a game away from punching their ticket into the second round they still don’t look unstoppable. Factor in that they’ve had to battle the Clippers without their best two players and haven’t won any game in blowout fashion.
That points to a lack of depth and highlights issues defensively considering how many points the Clippers are scoring. Yet, the real red flag is the usage of Durant and Booker who are averaging 43.8 and 43.5 minutes per game against this decimated Clippers squad!
Projecting ahead assuming they wrap up this series they’ll (presumably) be facing a Nuggets team that shot 50.4 percent from the field this season and arguably has the most versatile offensive style in the league.
Phoenix averages 113.6 points per game ranking 17th while shooting 46.7% from the field and 37.4% from the perimeter ranking 23rd and seventh overall.
Defensively opponents score 111.6 points ranking sixth-best. Meanwhile, they limit foes to 46.6% from the field and 35.7% from the perimeter ranking sixth and 11th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Cameron Payne PG (questionable — back)
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LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Clippers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
- Also, the Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- By comparison, the Suns are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
- In conclusion, the Suns are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Free LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Two games into this series it had all the makings of a classic and then the basketball god’s intervened with Kawhi’s knee swelling up.
From an emotional standpoint, I’d love to see the Clippers players rally to force Game 6 to reward Westbrook who left his heart on the hardcourt trying to will his team to victory.
The big question is whether Leonard will play or elect to sit regardless of how his knee feels given LA has to win three in a row to advance.
Ultimately, it’s likely the Suns take the game but I’ll take the points because the one thing you can take to the bank is Russ will never go down without a fight
4* Free LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Pick: Clippers +12
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