Planning on watching today’s Clippers and Suns game? Catch the action at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ, as the Suns hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on AZFa. The Clippers come into this Pacific division matchup as the favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 233.5 points.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns +3
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-113 in favor of the Clippers.
- Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can Los Angeles Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
As the Clippers get set to take on the Suns, they are favored by 3-points on the road. Before today’s game, the Clippers are 4th in the Western Conference and lead the Pacific Division with a record of 20-12.
So far, Los Angeles has been the favorite in 25 of their 32 games, putting together a record of 20-5. Their average scoring margin as the favorite is +10.2 points per game. On the road, the Clippers have an average scoring margin of +1.4 points per contest and are just 6-8 on the road.
Los Angeles has put together three straight wins and have also covered the spread in two straight games. Their current ATS streaks include being favored in each of their last 13 games and covering the spread in two straight road games.
The Clippers’ over/under record for the season is 13-19, and the under has now hit in three straight games. On average, their games have finished with 228.6 points per contest this season.
The Clippers’ offense scored 121 points in their most recent game, which aligns with their season average of 116.7 points per game. In terms of scoring, Kawhi Leonard had 24 points while Paul George added 23 points for the Clippers.
This season, the Clippers defense has been impressive, holding the 7th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.9 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 53.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.8% of their three-point attempts.
Are the Suns Ready for a Home Win?
The Phoenix Suns host the Clippers as 3-point underdogs. So far, they are 18-15 and have won four straight games. In the Western Conference, the Suns are in 8th place and 3rd in the Pacific Division.
Against the spread, Phoenix is 12-21 this season. When playing at home, they have an average scoring margin of +1.9 points per game and are 10-9 ATS at home.
So far, the Suns have been the underdog in 9 of their 33 games and have gone 4-5 straight up in those games. Their average scoring differential as the underdog is -4.6 points.
The Suns’ over/under record coming into today’s game is 18-15, and the under has hit in each of their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 228.8 points compared to their average over/under line of 229.2.
In their most recent game, the Suns scored a total of 109 points against the Trail Blazers. They shot 47.5% from the field and hit 11 three-pointers. Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.9 PPG, while Devin Booker is right behind him at 26.4 PPG.
Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 33.3% of their games. Currently, they are 14th in the NBA at 113.6 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 53.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.2% of their three-point attempts.