Suns vs Clippers Game 1 Prediction and Odds
Suns vs Clippers Game 1 Prediction and Odds: The Phoenix Suns are predicted to win as per the latest odds and predictions.
The NBA season has become even more captivating with the start of the NBA playoffs. The upcoming matchup between the Clippers and Suns has generated a great deal of excitement among fans, and the anticipation is high as the Clippers hit the road to face off against the Suns on Sunday.
The Phoenix Suns have a home advantage and the Clippers vs Suns prediction and odds are also in favor of the host, the Phoenix Suns.
Regular Season Recap
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers finished the regular season as the fifth seed in the Western Conference. However, their season did not begin on a positive note as they only managed to win two out of their first six games. Nevertheless, the Clippers gradually made a comeback and are now entering this game with three consecutive wins under their belt.
The Los Angeles Clippers finished the season with a record of 44 wins and 38 losses, although their performance on the road has not been particularly strong, with 21 wins and 20 losses. In their last 10 games, the Clippers have won 6 matches. Their most recent loss was against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Phoenix Suns had a great regular season. They finished in fourth place in the Western Conference, but their season was quite a roller coaster ride. The Suns got off to a strong start by winning six out of their first seven games, but they hit a rough patch in the middle of the season, struggling to put together a significant winning streak.
At the end of the regular season, the Phoenix Suns had recorded more than 45 wins. In their last 10 regular season games, they won 7 and lost only 3. However, they suffered a defeat in their final game against the Clippers. The Suns were a strong defensive team, especially at home, but their offense, despite having two highly sought-after stars like Durant and Booker, was not able to perform at its best.
Suns vs Clippers Game 1 Prediction and Odds: Home-Away Stats
The Phoenix Suns will be playing at home, where they have a record of 28 wins and 13 losses this season. They have won 4 out of their last 5 home games. During these recent home games, the Phoenix Suns mainly relied on their defense to win. Their adjusted offensive rating was 112.1, while their adjusted defensive rating was 106.1.
The Los Angeles Clippers have had an average record away from home this season, winning 21 games and losing 20. In their last 5 away games, they won 3 and lost 2. During this season, the Clippers were able to beat the Phoenix Suns in a game played away from home. When it comes to their performance in the last 5 away games, the Los Angeles Clippers have been strong offensively, with an adjusted offensive rating of 116.1. However, their defense has been somewhat unstable, with an adjusted defensive rating of 114.1.
Clippers vs Suns Odds
The Phoenix Suns will be hosting the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the playoffs. The Suns were defeated by the Clippers in their last regular season game and that too in their backyard. The Arizona-based side will be looking forward to avenging their last game defeat. The sports betting sites in Arizona have favored the home side Phoenix Suns over the visitors in the first game of the playoffs. Here are a few odds and predictions for this game:
- Los Angeles Clippers: -+7.0 (-107)
- Phoenix Suns: -7.0 (-113)
- Los Angeles Clippers: +240
- Phoenix Suns: -285
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Clippers vs Suns Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparison
Offensive Advantage: Phoenix Suns
- During the regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers had an average score of 113.6 points per game. They made 47.7% of their shots and 38.1% of their 3-point shots. Their free throw conversion rate was 78.1%. The Clippers’ Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.2 places them in 21st place among all teams in terms of offensive performance.
- During the regular season, the Phoenix Suns had an average score of 113.6 points per game. They made 46.7% of their shots and 37.4% of their 3-point shots. Their free throw accuracy rate was 79.3%. The Suns are ranked 16th among all teams in terms of offensive performance this season, with an adjusted offensive rating of 114.7.
Defensive Advantage: Phoenix Suns
- Currently, the Los Angeles Clippers have been giving up an average of 113.1 points per game. They have maintained an average of 43.2 rebounds per game. The Clippers have an average of 7.1 steals per game and an average of 4.4 blocks per game. Their Adjusted Defensive Rating is at 114.1.
- During the regular season, the Phoenix Suns allowed an average of 111.6 points per game. They had an average of 44.2 rebounds per game, with 7.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game. The Suns’ Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.8 ranks them 7th among all teams in terms of defensive performance.
Suns vs Clippers Prediction: Last 10 Games Stats
- Win-Loss: 7-3
- Score: Averaging 115.9 points per game
- Conceded: 110.3 points per game.
- Rebounds: 45.8
- Assists: 28.4
- Field Goal%: 46.8
Los Angeles Clippers
- Win-Loss: 6-4
- Score: Averaging 119.0 points per game
- Conceded: 116.8 points per game.
- Rebounds: 41.7
- Assists: 27.9
- Field Goal%: 51.5
Suns vs Clippers Prediction: Head-to-head Stats
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns have played against each other a total of 235 times in the regular season and 13 times in the playoffs. In the regular season, the Phoenix Suns have won more games than the Clippers, with a record of 137 wins out of 235 games, while the Clippers have won 98 games.
However, in the playoffs, the Clippers have won 8 games against the Suns, while the Suns have only won 5 games against the Clippers.
In the most recent 5 games played between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns, the Clippers emerged victorious in 3 games, while the Suns won 2 games. During this season, the two teams have played against each other a total of 4 times, with each team winning 2 games.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings):
- The Phoenix Suns hosted 2 games and won both.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 218.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Phoenix Suns: 107.2
- Average Number of Points scored by Los Angeles Clippers: 111
Suns vs Clippers Game 1 Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
Paul George (Shooting Guard)
- Points Per Game: 23.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 5.1
Kawhi Leonard (Small Forward)
- Points Per Game: 23.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.3 | Assists Per Game: 3.9
Norman Powell (Small Forward)
- Points Per Game: 16.5 | Assists Per Game: 1.8 | Steals Per Game: 0.8
Devin Booker (Shooting Guard)
- Points Per Game: 28.0 | Assists Per Game: 5.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.6
Kevin Durant (Power Forward)
- Points Per Game: 25.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.3 | Assists Per Game: 3.4
Deandre Ayton (Center)
- Points Per Game: 18.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.0 | Assists Per Game: 1.7
Clippers vs Suns Winner prediction
According to the statistics provided, the Clippers and the Suns appear to be evenly matched in terms of strength. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers have the advantage of playing at home, where they have a strong defensive record and have performed even better than usual. Specifically, in their last five home games, the Phoenix Suns have had an adjusted defensive rating of 106.1.
The Clippers, in contrast, have displayed strong offensive skills and possess a positive track record against the Suns in playoff matchups. This season, the two teams have faced each other four times and each has won two games.
Although the Suns are considered the favorites to win at home due to their solid defensive play, the presence of talented players such as Kevin Durant and Devin Booker gives them only a slight advantage over their opponents.