Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

NBA Predictions

Phoenix is a 7.5-point favorite against Los Angeles when the Devin Booker-led Suns (45-37) and Kawhi Leonard’s Clippers (44-38) square off on April 16, 2023. A 225-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Suns vs. Clippers Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -311
  • Clippers odds to win: +250
  • Spread: Suns (-7.5)
  • Total: 225

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: TNT, BSSC, and BSAZ

Who Will Win Suns vs. Clippers?

Suns and Clippers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Suns have a 9-8-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 7.5 points or more.

The Clippers have a 1-4 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.

These teams average 227.2 points per game combined, 2.2 more than the over/under of 225.

Phoenix and Los Angeles have seen its opponents average a combined 0.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 225 set in this game.

The Suns’ average point total in outings this year is 225.2, 0.2 points higher than the total in this game.

The average total for Los Angeles’ games this season is 1.7 more points than the point total of 225 in this outing.

Phoenix has a 41-38-3 record against the spread this season.

The Clippers’ ATS record is 40-42-0 this year.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns average 113.6 points per game (17th in the league) while giving up 111.6 per outing (sixth in the NBA). They have a +170 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 2.0 points per game.

The Suns record 44.2 rebounds per game (11th in the league) while allowing 42.9 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.3 boards per game.

Phoenix connects on 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) at a 37.4% rate (seventh-best in the NBA), compared to the 11.4 its opponents make while shooting 35.7% from beyond the arc.

The Suns average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (17th in the league), and give up 110.1 points per 100 possessions (seventh in the NBA).

The Suns have scored at a higher clip when playing at home than on the road in the 2022-23 season (114.1 at home versus 113.2 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points at home than on the road (109.2 opponent points per home game versus 113.9 on the road).

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers have a +41 scoring differential, putting up 113.6 points per game (17th in league) and giving up 113.1 (12th in NBA).

The 43.2 rebounds per game Los Angeles accumulates rank 16th in the NBA. Their opponents record 43.1.

The Clippers knock down 12.7 three-pointers per game (10th in the league), while their opponents have made 12.2 on average.

The Clippers rank 13th in the league averaging 112.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 17th, allowing 112.1 points per 100 possessions.

At home, Los Angeles averages 112.7 points per game. On the road, it scores 114.4.

Suns Key Players to Watch

The Suns active scoring leader is Booker, who averages 27.8 per contest to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

Deandre Ayton adds 18.0 points, 1.7 assists and 10.0 rebounds per contest. Chris Paul puts up 13.9 points, 8.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

The Suns get 2.1 three-pointers per game out of Booker.

Paul averages 1.5 steals per game, while Bismack Biyombo has 1.4 blocks per contest.

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Leonard racks up 23.8 points per game. He also contributes 6.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season.

Ivica Zubac has per-game averages of 10.8 points, 1.0 assist and 9.9 rebounds this season.

Eric Gordon averages 1.9 made threes per game.

Russell Westbrook’s 1.0 steal and Zubac’s 1.3 blocks per game are important to the Clippers’ defensive effort.

Suns vs. Clippers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Clippers (+ 7.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (225)

  • Prediction:
    Suns 116 – Clippers 110

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