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Last Updated Feb 15, 2022, 20:52 PM

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will conclude on Tuesday night with a heavyweight Western Conference Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. Coverage begins from Footprint Center at 10:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

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SCORE PREDICTION

Suns 118, Clippers 104

BEST BETS

Suns -12 (-110) at DraftKings

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS PREDICTIONS

After finishing second in the West with a record of 51-21 last year, Phoenix stormed out to another strong start to this season, as the Suns kicked things off with a sturdy 27-8 SU and 18-17 ATS run – with 18 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

Phoenix has absolutely dominated since mid-January though, considering the Suns enter Tuesday riding an impressive 19-2 SU and 14-7 ATS stretch – while generating 116.8 OPPG and allowing just 106.1 DPPG during that timeframe.

On the other hand, the Clippers also posted a solid start despite the absence of All-Pro SF Kawhi Leonard, as L. A. kicked things off with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by double-digits.

The Clippers have struggled since the latest injury to Paul George though, considering L. A. enters Tuesday riding a rocky 12-15 SU skid – while scoring just 107.1 OPPG and surrendering 110.7 DPPG across that window.

I’ll lay the points with Phoenix here, as the Suns are 16-1 SU and 11-6 ATS across their last 17 games, while scoring a lofty average of 117.2 OPPG during that span – likely presenting a difficult road task for a Clippers squad that’s averaging just 107.4 OPPG across their latest 9-12 SU skid.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING ODDS

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LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pacific
  • Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Venue: Footprint Center
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV-Time: TNT - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 42-15
  • ATS: 29-24-4
  • O/U: 23-33-1

Most bettors lost faith in the Clippers following Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason – but it turns out, the L. A. is still a decent team without him, considering they efficiently handled business against Utah for the remainder of their second-round series, and then went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game conference final set.

The same cannot be said once George is also removed from the equation though, considering the Clippers are just 11-15 SU since PG’s latest injury, having scored 106 PTS or less in 13 of those matchups (107.1 PPG) – and surrendered 110+ PTS in 16 of them (111.5 PPG).

PHOENIX SUNS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 28-30
  • ATS: 27-31
  • O/U: 28-29-1

After battling Utah for the top spot in the conference all the way through the final day of last year’s regular season (51-21 SU), Phoenix was surprisingly rusty to start this season, as the Suns dropped three-of-four games out of the gate – while averaging just 106.3 OPPG across that window.

Phoenix clearly just needed a few days to loosen up though, considering the Suns are now 43-7 SU and 29-21 ATS since their opening skid, while ranking second in the league in both scoring and offensive efficiency (113.7 PPG, 1.104 OE) – and on the flipside, ranking seventh in points allowed and fourth in defensive efficiency (105.4 PPG, 1.029 DE).

The Suns are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games. (AP)

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Clippers won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Phoenix last year, with all three matchups staying under the total at an average of 215 PPG. The Suns claimed their revenge in the Western Conference Finals though, as Phoenix won four-of-six games against L. A. on the way to punching their first NBA Finals’ ticket since 1993. The Clippers and Suns split their first two matchups of this season 1-1, with both contests staying well under the total at an average of 200.5 PPG.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (16.6 PPG, 3.4 REB, 4.2 AST)
  • LAC: Marcus Morris - PF (15.8 PPG, 4.9 REB, 2.2 AST)
  • PHO: Chris Paul - PG (15 PPG, 4.5 REB, 2.7 AST)
  • PHO: Devin Booker - SG (25.5 PPG, 5.3 REB, 4.4 AST)

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING CONCLUSION

After extending their win streak to five games with a blowout victory over Orlando on Saturday night (W, 132-105), the Suns enter Tuesday’s contest as generous home favorites over the Clippers at Footprint Center – marking the sixth straight matchup L. A. has been an underdog in.

I’ll lay the points with Phoenix here, as the Clippers are 11-15 SU since PG’s latest injury, while averaging just 107.1 OPPG during that span – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Suns squad that’s scored 115+ PTS in ten of their last 16 games (117.2 OPPG).

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Suns are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last seven matchups between the Suns and Clippers.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the last seven Suns' games.
  • The Clippers are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
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