Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Clippers are set to lock horns against a strong force in the form of Phoenix Suns tonight at the Staples Center at 10 pm EST. The Clippers are coming into this game with a dashing victory against Trail Blazers whereas Suns pulled off an incredible win against Houston Rockets in the last second.
With two quality teams going into each other, the basketball fans are in for a feast on Thursday night. The experts have their money on Clippers but the Suns are known to spring surprises when the tides are not in favor of them.
The two giants of Western Conference will meet on Thursday night. Clippers have won last two of their games while Phoenix Suns is on 5 match win streak. FiveThirtyEight one of the platform publishing Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions predicts an easy win for the Suns. However, the latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions predicts a win for Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Clippers are well on course for a big finish in the regular season with consistency and positive intent keys to their success. Despite sticking to their plans and executing it perfectly, they have still fallen short of the top spot in the Western conference.
They are currently occupying the 3rd spot with 34 wins and 18 losses and are far off from the top spot. In the last ten games, they have secured 8 victories against variety of opposition. They have a sure shot chance of extending their impeccable home record on Thursday night.
On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns have been one of those sides who gave gone about their business without much of a hullabaloo. They have punched above their weights and have made sure that they haven’t tapered away after initial success.
In their March campaign, they managed to stitch victories against big teams like Lakers, Trail Blazers, Heat and Raptors that instilled a lot of confidence in the side. This has helped them go on a 6-match winning streak which they would be looking to extend in the upcoming fixtures.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (225 games): Clippers – 93 wins, Suns – 132 wins.
Playoffs: Clippers – 3 wins, Suns – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 112-107 on 3rd January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Paul George who plays as the shooting guard showcased his talent and class against Trail Blazers as he notched up 36 points and 5 assists. He has also averaged 5.4 dribbles per game.
Kawhi Leonard has been the top performer after averaging 25.7 points and an efficiency rating of 30.89.
Reggie Jackson has stepped up well with Nicolas Batum underperforming in the last couple of games. He has a free throw percentage of 78.6 and was in imperious touch in the previous game.
Ivica Zubac who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his career.
Deandre Ayton who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 14.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in this season so far. He was right in the groove as he gave away 27 points against Rockets.
Devin Booker who is the shooting guard has carried the side with close to 25.9 points while the point guard Mikal Bridges needs to do better than 13.4 points per game in this season.
Jae Crowder brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 83.8% and a field goal percentage of 39.9% in 35 games.
Chris Paul, who is another guard, pitched in with 19 points and 11 assists against Rockets in 35 minutes.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The epic encounter between Clippers is a pretty tough one to predict given the way that both teams have dominated the Western conference so far. Despite all the talks and uncertainty around the predictions, the Clippers are projected to win this round with a 68% chance while the Suns need a monumental effort to displace their rivals, according to FiveThirtyEight.
On the other hand, the platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have put the Clippers as the 3rd favorites to win the championship while the Phoenix based side are the 9th favorites to take the final glory.