Last Updated Apr 06, 2022, 9:19 PM
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Wednesday night with a compelling Western Conference Finals rematch between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. Coverage begins from Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Suns 124, Clippers 116
Over 230 (-110) at WynnBet
After finishing second in the West with a record of 51-21 SU last year, Phoenix effortlessly kept that same train rolling with another dominant start to this season, as the Suns opened with a red-hot 27-8 SU and 18-17 ATS run – with 18 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.
Despite Chris Paul’s recent 15-game absence, Phoenix has sustained that same momentum all the way through the early stages of April as well, considering the Suns boast impressive records of 35-8 SU and 24-19 ATS across their last 43 games – while generating 117.5 OPPG and allowing just 109 DPPG during that timeframe.
On the other hand, the Clippers jumped out to a surprisingly strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Pro Kawhi Leonard, as Los Angeles kicked things off the season with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.
However, Los Angeles was incredibly inconsistent during Paul George’s latest absence, considering the Clippers enter Wednesday riding a bumpy 23-25 SU and 25-23 ATS skid – while scoring just 109.6 OPPG and surrendering 111.2 DPPG across that window.
I’ll take the over here, as the Clippers are 3-1 SU and ATS since George’s return from injury, while tallying 130.8 OPPG and surrendering 117.3 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a particularly high-scoring battle against a Suns squad that’s averaging 122.9 OPPG across their latest 9-2 SU stretch.
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds
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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Resources
- Matchup: Pacific
- Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET
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Phoenix Suns Betting Analysis
- SU: 62-16
- ATS: 42-36
- O/U: 40-37-1
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 the year, as the Suns dropped three-of-four games out of the gate – while scoring just 106.3 OPPG across that window.
Devin Booker and company clearly just needed a few weeks to settle into a rhythm though, considering the Suns boast records of 61-13 SU and 41-33 ATS since their opening skid, while ranking fourth in the league in scoring and third in offensive efficiency (114.9 OPPG, 1.117 OE) – and on the flipside, ranking ninth in points allowed and third in defensive efficiency (107.1 DPPG, 1.041 DE).
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Analysis
- SU: 39-40
- ATS: 39-40
- O/U: 37-39-3
Most bettors steered away from Los Angeles after Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason; but to the majority’s surprise, they still stand as a decent squad without him, considering the Clippers quickly handled business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and subsequently went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game Western Conference Finals’ set – despite the absence of their primary scoring option.
However, L. A.’s offense struggled miserably during PG’s latest absence, highlighted by the Clippers entering Wednesday riding an exhausting 23-25 SU skid – while generating 110 PTS or less in 23 of those contests (109.6 OPPG).
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Head-to-Head
The Clippers won two of three regular-season matchups against Phoenix last year, with all three contests staying under the total at an average of 215 PPG. The Suns and Clippers also clashed in last year’s Western Conference Finals, which resulted in a relatively comfortable six-game series victory for Phoenix. However, the Suns are 2-1 SU against L. A. this season, with all three matchups staying under the total at an average of 200 PPG.
Key Players to Watch
- PHX: Devin Booker - SG (26.6 PPG, 5 REB, 4.9 AST)
- PHX: Deandre Ayton - C (17.1 PPG, 10.2 REB, 1.4 AST)
- LAC: Paul George - SF (24.6 PPG, 6.8 REB, 5.5 AST)
- LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (17.1 PPG, 3.6 REB, 4.9 AST)
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Conclusion
After posting back-to-back blowout victories over the Bucks and Pelicans, the Clippers enter Wednesday’s contest as short home underdogs against the Suns at Crypto.com Arena – marking the ninth time L. A. has been an underdog across their last ten games.
I’ll take the over here, as the Suns are 9-2 SU and 7-4 ATS in their last 11 games, while tallying 122.9 OPPG and surrendering 114.2 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a track meet against a Clippers squad that’s scored 119+ PTS in all four games since George’s return (130.8 OPPG).
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games.
- The Suns are 3-5 ATS in their last eight matchups against the Clippers.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the last six Clippers' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight matchups between the Suns and Clippers.