Planning on watching today’s Suns and Clippers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Clippers hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on NBA. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 226.5 points and the Clippers are the favorite to win at home vs. the Suns.
PHOENIX SUNS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns +6.5
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Monday, January 8th.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-112 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 48.5% and knocking down 14 threes.
Is a Road Win Possible for Phoenix?
As the Suns get ready to take on the Clippers, they are the 6.5-point underdogs on the road. Before today’s game, Phoenix is 9th in the West and 3rd in the Pacific with a record of 19-17.
So far, the Suns have been slightly better on the road than at home, both in terms of their straight-up and ATS records. Phoenix’s road scoring margin for the season is +1.3 compared to +1.7 at home. The Suns are 8-6 on the road and have gone 6-8 ATS.
This season, the Suns have been the underdog in 10 of their 36 games, going 4-6 straight-up and 4-6 against the spread. Their two straight-up and ATS losses as the underdog both came at home.
Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Suns have gone 12-13 so far this season and have an over/under record of 20-16. So far, 22 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 226.5. Their average over/under line for the season has also been 229.2.
In their last game, the Suns’ offense put up 115 points, which is exactly what they are averaging this season (115.4). Kevin Durant is the team’s leading scorer, coming into today’s game with an average of 29.6 PPG. Devin Booker is also averaging 26.4 PPG.
Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.1% of their games. Currently, they are 14th in the NBA at 113.8 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.3 per game.
Is a Home Win Possible for Los Angeles?
With an overall record of 22-13, the Clippers will look to pick up a win at home today as 6.5-point favorites over the Suns. If they are able to pull out the win, the Clippers will also be looking to make it four straight at home, as they currently sit 9th in the Western Conference.
Against the spread, Los Angeles is 10-8 at home and 18-17 overall. The team has been the favorite in 28 of their 35 games this season and have a scoring margin of +9.9 points per game as the favorite.
So far, the Clippers have really struggled to consistently cover the spread when playing on the road. Their overall road ATS record for the season is just 8-9, and they have also failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the underdog.
When looking at their over/under performance, the Clippers have combined with their opponents to score fewer points than today’s line of 226.5 in each of their last two games. For the season, their games have averaged 228.1 points, and they have an over/under record of 14-21.
In their most recent game, the Clippers scored 103 points while shooting 39.6% from the field and making 14 threes. When it comes to pace, the Clippers are one of the slower teams in the NBA, averaging 97.4 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Clippers are 19th in attempts and 3rd in three-point shooting percentage.
This season, the Clippers defense has been impressive, holding the 8th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.9% and 35.3% from three-point territory.