Clippers visit Suns in NBA clash
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Odds
The Suns will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Clippers tip off at US Airways Center on Thursday in NBA play.
The Suns sit at 14-28 (17-24-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 32-11 (25-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 17-24-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 24-19 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Clippers listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 194 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 29 and the Clippers at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-94 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 17 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 13 with 7.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 109-97 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 31 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 109-97 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 106-96 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Suns covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix earned a 106-96 victory over Sacramento on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Luis Scola at Power Balance Pavilion.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Clippers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing Phoenix
LA Clippers are 20-5 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
LA Clippers are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
LA Clippers at Portland, Saturday, January 26
Phoenix at San Antonio, Saturday, January 26