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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The Suns will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Wednesday in NBA action.
Supporters of the Suns have seen them go 23-51 and 28-44-2 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 49-26 and 40-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 41-34, while the Suns are 34-38-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Clippers in this one found them as 14.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 194 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 6 and the Suns sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-91 result in favor of the Clippers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (100.7 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 23 at 101 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.6% from the field per game, more than the Suns have managed so far this season (44% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 105.1 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Pacers on March 30. The Suns covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Suns got 21 points from Goran Dragic, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 112-104 final on Saturday at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 109-106 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Clippers wasted a 25-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Indiana ran past them 109-106 on Monday at STAPLES Center.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
A few Suns at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 15-4 SU in their last 19 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
LA Clippers are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games at home
LA Clippers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Phoenix home to Golden State, Friday, April 5
LA Clippers home to LA Lakers, Sunday, April 7