Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 20, 2023

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Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 20, 2023

NBA Predictions

Phoenix is a 7.5-point favorite against Los Angeles when the Devin Booker-led Suns (45-37) and Russell Westbrook’s Clippers (44-38) meet on April 20, 2023. A point total of 224.5 has been set for the game.

Suns vs. Clippers Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -332
  • Clippers odds to win: +262
  • Spread: Suns (-7.5)
  • Total: 224.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV, BSSC, and BSAZ

Who Will Win Suns vs. Clippers?

Suns and Clippers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 7.5 points or more, the Suns have a 9-8-1 record against the spread.

When they have played as at least 7.5-point underdogs this season, the Clippers are 1-4 against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 2.7 more points per game, 227.2, than this game’s over/under of 224.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.2 more points per game (224.7) than this game’s over/under of 224.5 points.

The average total in Suns games this season is 0.7 more points than the over/under of 224.5 in this game.

Los Angeles’ games this year have averaged a total of 226.7 points, 2.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

Phoenix has gone 41-38-3 ATS this season.

The Clippers are 40-42-0 against the spread 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 allow 111.6 per outing (sixth in the league).

The Suns win the rebound battle by 1.3 boards on average. They record 44.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the league, while their opponents pull down 42.9 per outing.

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.

In 2022-23, the Suns’ offense has been slightly better at home, where they average 114.1 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 113.2 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been tougher at home, where they allow 109.2 points per game, versus road games, where they allow their opponents to average 113.9 per game.

Clippers Stats & Insights

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

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

The Clippers make 12.7 three-pointers per game (10th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.2. They shoot 38.1% from deep, and their opponents shoot 36.5%.

The Clippers record 112.4 points per 100 possessions (13th in league), while allowing 112.1 points per 100 possessions (17th in NBA).

At home Los Angeles is putting up 112.7 points per game, 1.7 fewer points than it is averaging on the road (114.4).

Suns Key Players to Watch

Booker leads active Suns players in scoring, tallying 27.8 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

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

Booker leads active Suns in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

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

Clippers Key Players to Watch

The Clippers go-to guy, Westbrook, leads active Clippers players in both scoring (15.9 points per game) and assists (7.5 assists per game).

This season, Ivica Zubac has a statline that includes 10.8 points, one assist and 9.9 rebounds per game.

Eric Gordon cashes in on 1.9 treys per game.

The Clippers’ defensive efforts get a boost from Westbrook’s one steal and Zubac’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Suns vs. Clippers Prediction

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

    Over (224.5)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 114 – Suns 113

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