Clippers vs Suns Prediction and Odds: Game 5

Clippers vs Suns Game 5 Prediction: The Phoenix Suns are predicted to win as per the latest odds and predictions.

It will be a do-or-die contest for the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 when they face the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center. The Clippers started the postseason with a spectacular away win against the Suns. They need to repeat the same performance in the next game to keep their championship hopes alive.

Clippers vs Suns Prediction: Playoff Series Summary

The Phoenix Suns have taken a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers. After losing Game 1 with a close score of 115-110, the Suns bounced back and won three consecutive games. Highlights

  • Devin Booker, the Suns’ star guard, has been the driving force behind their success in this series, averaging an impressive 34.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
  • On the other hand, the Clippers have been struggling with the absence of their star forward, Kawhi Leonard, who has been ruled out for Game 5 due to a knee injury sustained in Game 1. Leonard’s absence has been felt, as the team has lost both Games 3 and 4 without him on the court. Russell Westbrook has tried to fill the void, averaging 26 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game, but the Clippers have not been able to secure wins without Leonard’s presence.
  • Aside from the individual performances, the Suns have also outperformed the Clippers on points (118.5 to 112.0), rebounds (42.8 to 38.5), and assists (25.5 to 21.3) per game.

The Phoenix Suns will aim to wrap up the first-round playoffs in the Western Conference with a home win against the Clippers in the upcoming fixture. The Suns made a fantastic comeback after losing a home fixture to start the playoffs. They are likely to dominate the Clippers in Game 5 as well.

Clippers vs Suns Prediction: Home-Away Stats

The Phoenix Suns are set to host Game 5 and have consistently proven to be a formidable team on their home court. During the regular season, Phoenix secured victories in 28 of their 41 home games. They have also won their last five home fixtures.

On the other hand, the LA Clippers will be the visiting team. Their regular-season away record stands at 21-20. In their last five away matchups, the Clippers managed to come out on top in just two of the games.

Clippers vs Suns Prediction, Game 5: Offense and Defense Comparison


Offensive Advantage: Phoenix Suns

  • The LA Clippers are playing with an average of 112.0 points per game in the postseason. In shooting, they have a conversion rate of 46.3% in field goals, 36.1% in 3-pointers, and 82.1% in free throws. The Clippers were rated 114.2 in the regular season with a rank of 21 in the league.
  • The Phoenix Suns have maintained a scoring rate of 118.5 points per game. They shot 50.7% from the field and 38.0% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy stands at 79.2%. The Suns were ranked 16 in the attack having an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.7.


Defensive Advantage: Phoenix Suns

  • The LA Clippers have conceded 118.5 points per game in the playoffs. They played with an average of 38.5 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 7.3 and 5.0 respectively. The Clippers ended the regular season as the 17th-ranked team in defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.1.
  • The Phoenix Suns have given away 112.0 points per game till now in the postseason. They maintained an average of 42.8 rebounds, with 9.0 steals and 6.8 blocks per game. With an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.8, the Suns were the 7th-best defensive side in the regular season.

Clippers vs Suns Odds

The Phoenix Suns will start as home favorites for Game 5. All the predictions and betting platforms listed on are favoring the Suns for this matchup.


  • LA Clippers: +11.5 (-110)
  • Phoenix Suns: -11.5 (-110)


  • LA Clippers: +575
  • Phoenix Suns: -1429

Win Probability

  • LA Clippers: 24%
  • Phoenix Suns: 76%
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Clippers vs Suns Game 5 Prediction: Last Game Analysis

The Phoenix Suns went all guns blazing in the last game to extend their lead against the LA Clippers. The absence of Kawhi Leonard hurt the Clippers again. The Suns trailed by 12 points early in the first half. Durant’s 3-pointer put the Suns ahead and they were leading by 5 points going into the last quarter. They kept dominating the Clippers and registered a 12-point win in the end.

The Suns shot 48.8% from the field while restricting the Clippers to 43.5%. They outrebounded Los Angeles 49-33.

Kevin Durant and Devon Booker were the star performers for Phoenix. Both of them added 61 points, 20 rebounds, and 13 assists together.

Russell Westbrook scored the most points for the Clippers (37). He also added 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Norman Powell contributed 14 points with 4 rebounds.

Clippers vs Suns Head-to-Head Stats

Both these teams have met 14 times in the NBA Playoffs. The Phoenix Suns are ahead with 8 wins, while the LA Clippers were on the winning side in 6 games.

The previous playoff clash took place in the first-round playoffs of the Western Conference in the year 2021. The Phoenix Suns defeated the LA Clippers in that series by 4-2.

There have been 235 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns are leading with 137 wins, while the LA Clippers managed to win 98 matchups.

Phoenix and Los Angeles won 2 games each out of the 4 meetings in the regular season of the NBA 2022-23.

Suns vs Clippers Game 5 Prediction: Players to Watch Out

LA Clippers

  1. Russell Westbrook (Point Guard): Points Per Game: 26.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.5 | Assists Per Game: 7.3
  2. Norman Powell (Guard): Points Per Game: 20,5 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.3 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
  3. Eric Gordon (Shooting Guard): Points Per Game: 12.0 | Assists Per Game: 2.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 1.8

Phoenix Suns

  1. Devin Booker (Shooting Guard): Points Per Game: 34.8 | Assists Per Game: 5.5 | Steals Per Game: 2.8
  2. Kevin Durant (Power Forward): Points Per Game: 27.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.0 | Assists Per Game: 6.8
  3. Torrey Craig (Small Forward): Points Per Game: 15.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0 | Steals Per Game: 0.8

Suns vs Clippers Game 5 Prediction: Season Recap

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers ticked all boxes from the start of this season. They played consistently well in both home and away fixtures. The Clippers finished the regular season in the 5th position in the Western Conference with 44 wins and 38 losses. They started the playoffs on a positive note by taking a lead after Game 1. But three consecutive defeats have put them on the back foot.

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard looked brilliant throughout the season. Normal Powell also gave some valuable contributions.

Phoenix Suns

It took some time for the Phoenix Suns to find their best rhythm this season. They looked at their best when it mattered the most. The acquisition of Kevin Durant during the NBA trade turned out to be a valuable addition as the Suns went for 8-0 record in the presence of Durant to end the regular season. Despite a disappointing home defeat to start the playoffs, Phoenix bounced back and is currently on the verge of progressing to the next round.

Kevin Durant made a huge difference with his performance in the last phase of the season. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton are some of the star players for the Suns.

Clippers vs Suns Game 5 Winner Prediction

  • Momentum Advantage: Suns
  • Offensive Advantage: Suns
  • Defensive Advantage: Suns
  • Overall: Suns to win

The LA Clippers need to bring out their best to trouble the Suns. They are likely to be under a lot of pressure in a do-or-die contest. The status of Kawhi Leonard is still questionable for the next game. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns will aim to capitalize on the momentum and win this series by defeating the Clippers in Game 5.

As per the odds via betting platforms, the Phoenix Suns are expected to win this game.