Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 4/9/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (50-28) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (46-32) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers took down the Cavaliers in their most recent game with a final score of 120-118. The Clippers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 80-59.

With a current overall record of 50-28, the Clippers are looking to extend their three game winning streak. In the Western Conference, they are ranked 4th and are currently 1st in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (37-41). On the road, the Clippers have an ATS record of 19-21, as opposed to a 18-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Bradley Beal led Phoenix with 33 points against the Pelicans, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 44.8% in the game. Devin Booker contributed 25 points, but Phoenix lost the game 113-105.

The Suns come into their matchup with the Clippers with a 46-32 overall record, and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Suns are currently in 6th place and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 33-44 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Suns hold an ATS record of 17-21 in contrast to a 16-23 record against the spread when playing at home.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 116.1 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Clippers are 11th in the NBA in scoring at 116.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (116.2) than at home (115.9). On the season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.6% of their games.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the league at 96.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th overall at 49%. They have also been one of the most efficient shooting teams from beyond the arc, ranking 4th in three-point shooting percentage.

Overall, the Clippers are 11th in two-point field goal percentage at 55%. In terms of assists, they are 21st in the NBA with an average of 25.6 per game. On the offensive glass, they are 21st in the league with 9.8 offensive rebounds per game.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Phoenix is averaging 116.4 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 10th in the league at 116.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging the same number of points as their overall average. So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.1% of their games.

Phoenix is one of the league’s most efficient teams, ranking 5th in field goal percentage and 4th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 5th in three-point percentage but are just 24th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 18th in the league in three-point makes. In terms of free throws, the Suns are 2nd in the NBA in makes and 6th in attempts.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Clippers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.4 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Clippers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.7% from downtown.

Suns Team Defense

Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.5 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Suns

For today’s matchup, we project Paul George to lead the scoring for the Clippers, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/16. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.8 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.7% and is averaging 27.4 points per contest.

Clippers vs Suns Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Phoenix has averaged 112 points per game while allowing 109. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Clippers have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Clippers vs Suns Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Suns, with a final score of 144-105, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Suns at -7.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227, and our model projects the Clippers and Suns to reach a combined total of 249 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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