The LA Clippers (32-28) take to the road to face Pacific rivals Phoenix Suns (32-27) on Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled at Footprint Center at 22:00 (EST). The LA Clippers rank fifth in the Western Conference, coming in one position behind the fourth-placed Phoenix Suns. This will be the penultimate regular season matchup between these Pacific teams, with the Phoenix Suns leading the series 2-0.
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers Moneyline
Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win (1.83) on the moneyline at Arizona sports betting sites.
The Phoenix Suns lead the regular season series 2-0 against the LA Clippers going into their latest matchup. They won 95-111 in the previous encounter, going 6-4 in the last 10. The hosts are favored to win again on Tuesday, with their -120 moneyline odds implying there is a 55% chance of a home win. Though the LA Clippers are viewed as the underdogs with +100 odds, they have made a strong showing in their last 10 road games, emerging victorious in seven of them. Their most recent success was a 134-124 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
The Phoenix Suns have the advantage in this Pacific matchup, being the slight favorites and having previously beaten the LA Clippers 111-95 on December 2022. Additionally, they have home-court advantage. Both teams are looking to come out on top, but the Phoenix Suns take our pick.
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -1.5 (1.95) to cover the spread.
It has the look of a game that could go either way, with the Phoenix Suns opening up as the 1.5-point favorite. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 13.6 points.
The Phoenix Suns have gone 17-12 ATS at the Footprint Center for the season. Their overall record stands at 32-27 ATS. The Phoenix Suns have been a reliable pick when it comes to covering the spread. They have had success in their last two games, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches.
On the road, the LA Clippers have put together a 17-15 ATS record and are 30-30 ATS in all games. The LA Clippers have had success covering the spread in six of their last ten games. In Western Conference matchups, they ended up 42-46 ATS recently.
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers Total
Total under 223.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
Based on the recent head-to-head record between the Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers, we shouldn’t expect a points galore. The total averaged 204.8 points in their past ten meetings, while the last five at Footprint Center produced 204 points on average.
The total line is set at 223.5. The Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers’ combined points total has not exceeded this 223.5 line nine times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The Phoenix Suns have a 26-31 O/U record for the season. Their last three games ended up below the total. In the last five matches home games for the Phoenix Suns, the total was exceeded in only two of them. They have a 3-6-1 O/U record from their last ten matches overall.
The last two LA Clippers games on the road exceeded the total. Their away record is 20-12 O/U. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the LA Clippers, who are 6-4 O/U in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): LA Clippers (+100) | Phoenix Suns (-120)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Clippers +1.5 (-115) | Phoenix Suns -1.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns have proven to be a force to be reckoned with at the Footprint Center, winning four out of their last five home games. Their most recent outing ended in victory against the Sacramento Kings, with a final score of 120-109.
The Phoenix Suns continue to put up decent numbers in offense, scoring 115.2 points in their last five matches. Their season-scoring average is 112.8 points per game. The defense of this team has been relentless. They have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing only 111.2 points per game this season and 108.2 points in the last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns have once again established themselves as a legitimate playoff contender. After 59 games, they are in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-27 and rank second in the Pacific Division. Last season, they made it to the Conference semi-finals, and this season they look poised to make a similar run.
Kevin Durant, Cameron Payne, and Landry Shamet are set to miss the Phoenix Suns game.
LA Clippers Form
The LA Clippers slammed home 134 points in their last match against the Golden State Warriors, winning 134-124. They’re now 6-4 in their past 10 games, going 17-15 on the road this season.
The LA Clippers have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 111.4 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. On the other side, the away defense hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents of late, surrendering 119.4 points points in the last five matches and 111.2 points points on average for the year.
Last year, the LA Clippers had an underwhelming season, falling short of making it to the playoffs despite reaching the Play-In Tournament. Fortunately, they appear in a much better position to make the playoffs now. They are currently fifth in the Western Conference and third in the Pacific Division.
The LA Clippers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Phoenix Suns VS LA Clippers H2H history
The Phoenix Suns won their last two matches against the LA Clippers. The latest game finished with a 95-111 score on December 2022, while the game before that ended in a 95-112 victory on October 2022. In the last ten Pacific matchups between these teams, the Phoenix Suns came out as the victor more often than not. They claimed six wins against the LA Clippers, leaving them with an overall record of 6-4.
While the Phoenix Suns averaged 104.4 points, the LA Clippers performed an average of 100.4 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.