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NBA betting line favors Clippers over Suns

Phoenix SunsLos Angeles Clippers
Dec 8, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

7-13TEAM RECORD12-6

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Clippers try to run the Suns off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.

Los Angeles battles the Suns, currently with a 7-13 mark (6-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-6 for the Clippers and 11-9 for the Suns. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 202 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 3 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 106-95.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 24-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 14 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

The Suns were a 97-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Markieff Morris scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 97-94 to Dallas at US Airways Center on Thursday).

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 112-90 winner at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas was run off the court by the Clippers on Wednesday as Los Angeles blasted the Mavericks 112-90 at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Suns at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Phoenix is 14-2 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Phoenix
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to Orlando, Sunday, December 9
LA Clippers home to Toronto, Sunday, December 9