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March 15, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

20-22TEAM RECORD24-17

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 24-17 record on Thursday when they host Phoenix in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles will face the 20-22 Suns, who own a 20-22 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Clippers are 19-22 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 15-25-2 favoring the OVER.

View Phoenix vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Clippers and the No. 21-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-95 win for the Clippers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 20 at 97.6 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 120-111 result against the Jazz on March 14. The Suns covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 231 combined points took the game OVER the total. Channing Frye scored 26 points for Phoenix on Wednesday, leading the Suns to a 120-111 victory over Utah at US Airways Center.

The Clippers were a 96-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got a 25-point performance from Mo Williams as Los Angeles ran past Atlanta 96-82 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Suns at Clippers trends to consider:
Phoenix is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing Phoenix
LA Clippers are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Detroit, Friday, March 16
LA Clippers home to Houston, Saturday, March 17

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