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Suns vs Clippers Betting Preview

Los Angeles ClippersPhoenix Suns
April 19, 10:30 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

39-23TEAM RECORD32-30

Los Angeles travels to Phoenix on Thursday, hoping to boost its 39-23 mark with a victory over the Suns.

The Suns sport records of 32-30 and 33-29 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Clippers sit at 39-23 and 33-28-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-36-2 for the Suns and 28-32-2 for the Clippers.

View LA Clippers vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Suns as 2-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Clippers taking on the No. 20-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-97 win for the Clippers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense (98.4 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 11 at 94.7 PPG. The Suns have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, more than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.6 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 104-98 result against the Nuggets on April 18. The Clippers covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers got 21 points from Chris Paul as Los Angeles ran past Denver 104-98 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 109-97 result against the Thunder on April 18. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Suns endured a 109-97 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Jared Dudley at US Airways Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Clippers at Suns trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Phoenix
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Phoenix is 13-2 SU in their last 15 games when playing LA Clippers
Phoenix is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to New Orleans, Sunday, April 22
Phoenix home to Denver, Saturday, April 21