Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Phoenix Suns (45-37) are 8.5-point favorites as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Clippers (44-38) on April 18, 2023. The point total for the game is 227.5.

Suns vs. Clippers Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -354
  • Clippers odds to win: +282
  • Spread: Suns (-8.5)
  • Total: 227.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 10:00 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 an 8-5-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 8.5 points or more.

The Clippers have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 8.5 points or more this year (0-3).

The two teams average a combined 0.3 fewer points per game (227.2) than this game’s over/under of 227.5 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 224.7 points per game, 2.8 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

The Suns’ average point total in outings this year is 225.2, 2.3 points below the total in this game.

The average point total for Los Angeles this year is 0.8 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Phoenix is 41-38-3 against the spread this season.

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

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns are outscoring opponents by two points per game with a +170 scoring differential overall. They put up 113.6 points per game (17th in the NBA) and give up 111.6 per outing (sixth in the league).

The Suns win the rebound battle by an average of 1.3 boards. They are recording 44.2 rebounds per game (11th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 42.9 per contest.

Phoenix connects on 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.4. It shoots 37.4% from deep while its opponents hit 35.7% from long range.

The Suns’ 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 17th in the NBA, and the 110.1 points they allow per 100 possessions rank seventh in the league.

The Suns’ offense has been much better in home games (114.1 PPG) compared to away games (113.2 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better when playing at home (109.2 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (113.9 PPG allowed).

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers score 113.6 points per game (17th in NBA) and allow 113.1 (12th in league) for a +41 scoring differential overall.

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

The Clippers hit 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 NBA with 112.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 17th defensively with 112.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Los Angeles is scoring fewer points at home (112.7 per game) than on the road (114.4).

Suns Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Suns this season is Devin Booker (among active players), who averages 27.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.

Deandre Ayton adds 18 points, 1.7 assists and 10 rebounds per contest. Chris Paul puts up 13.9 points, 8.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Booker makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Suns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.

Paul averages 1.5 steals per game, while Bismack Biyombo swats 1.4 shots per contest.

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Kawhi Leonard puts up 23.8 points per game and also tacks on 6.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest.

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

Eric Gordon knocks down 1.9 threes per game.

Russell Westbrook’s one steal and Zubac’s 1.3 blocks per game are key to the Clippers’ defensive production.

Suns vs. Clippers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Clippers (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Suns 115 – Clippers 111

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