Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s game on NBATV. With 4 wins in their last 5 games, the Phoenix Suns come to Staples Center with a lot of momentum as they take on the LA Clippers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
No Devin Booker, no problem for the Phoenix Suns who have won 4 of their last 5 games and have lost just once in the last 20 games played. They stepped up their defensive intensity and held the Boston Celtics to just 90 points in a 21-point win over the weekend. All 5 starters scored in double figures, while 2 more bench players added 17 and 16 points to make up for the absence of Booker. There is still no timetable for his return, but the Suns are playing so well right now that they aren’t bothered by it too much. One guy they could miss here though is center Deandre Ayton who has an illness and has been labelled as questionable for this one by the medical staff. Phoenix will be tested here, they’ve won just 3 times in their last 17 road games against the Clippers.
LA is also on a bit of a roll with 4 wins in 5 games, however at Staples Center they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 7 games. Paul George has been in and out of the line-up lately as he recovers from a elbow injury. His status for tonight is doubtful which puts a dent in the ambitions of the Clippers. One more player that could miss tonight’s game is Nicolas Batum who is questionable with a ankle injury. Much is expected from Reggie Jackson if those two aren’t able to go. He had 25 points in the 2-point win over the Orlando Magic this weekend, he even scored the winning basket with a couple of seconds left to lift his team over the struggling Magic. LA is just 2-5 SU in their last 7 games vs Western Conference opponents, so that might be a worry ahead of tonight’s game.
Both teams are shorthanded, but the impact of George is a lot bigger for the Clippers than the one of Booker is to the Suns. Suns have showed no signs of slowing down since their win streak ended, I think they are in the drivers seat ahead of tonight’s game. Back them to cover.
LA Clippers – Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Suns -2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring has gone down quite a lot over the last 3 meetings. The two teams are averaging just 204 points in those games, if we expand that to the last 10 we can see 213.1 points per game being scored. The total has been set at a modest 213 points, with both teams having a couple of 20+ point per game scorers out, I think we won’t see a ton of points scored here. The under has cashed in 14 of the last 19 Clipper games played on a Monday, while for Phenix the under has cashed in 5 of their last 6, including their last 5 in a row against teams from the Pacific Division. They are also just 4-7 on the O/U on the road this season and in their last 3 games they are averaging just 104 points per game. LA is scoring just 101.7 in their last 3, so despite this being a match-up of the 4th and 11th fastest teams in the NBA this season, I think we are in for a low scoring affair. Let’s back the under.
Under 213 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365