Suns vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 5 (Phoenix Pulls Away Late and Advances)

Suns vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 5 (Phoenix Pulls Away Late and Advances)


The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Tuesday with Game 5 of the first round series between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers.

Suns vs. Clippers Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: BSSC and TNT

The Suns were not fazed by a Game 1 loss as they have now ripped off three straight wins in this first round series. Saturday was the latest instance of Phoenix's flexing of its muscles as it earned a 112-100 victory. Devin Booker balled out with another awesome game (30 points, 9 rebounds & 7 assists).

Suns vs. Clippers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: PHO: (-750) | LAC: (+530)
  • Spread: PHO: -12 (-110) | LAC: +12 (-110)
  • Total: 224 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Suns enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 224 points, with each side available at -110 odds.

Suns vs Clippers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Suns -12 -110 -110 224 -110 -110 -750 +530

Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Suns have compiled a 40-38-2 record against the spread this season.
  • This season, 40 of the Suns' games have gone over the point total.
  • Clippers games this season have eclipsed the over/under 39 times in 80 opportunities (48.8%).
  • At home, Phoenix owns the same winning percentage against the spread as it does on the road (.500).
  • Against the spread, Los Angeles has had better results away (21-19-0) than at home (19-21-0).

Suns vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick

Everything has gone downhill for the Clippers since it was revealed that Kawhi Leonard had suffered a right knee sprain. The All-Star has now missed each of the last two games and there is no concrete timeteable for his return. Of course, LA is still missing Paul George due to a similar knee sprain, too.

The Clippers don't even have home-court advantage to lean on in this game as the series shifts to the Footprint Center in Phoenix. The Suns own a great 76.5% winning percentage as a home favorite (26-8 record) and have won seven of their last nine home games overall. They've been dominant.

Keep in mind the Clippers are also just 6-16 straight up as an away underodg this campaign, meaning they rarely pull off the upset on the road. Yes, viewers saw them do just that in Game 1, but that was with Leonard dropping 38 points. LA is going to struggle without his production if he cannot suit up.

Final Score Prediction: Suns: 117 | Clippers: 107

Suns vs. Clippers Best Bet

It's worth mentioning the Suns have failed to get off to a solid start in any of the first four games. They were down 5 points at the end of the first quarter in Game 2, tied at the end of the first in Game 3 and down 7 points at the end of the first in Game 4. Phoenix still won all three of those games, though.

Backing the Clippers to win the first quarter, but to lose the game checks in at +340 odds in Game 5, making it hard to pass up. After all, LA does rank fifth in opponent first quarter points per game (27.6), but only 19th in opponent fourth quarter points per game (27.4). Phoenix pulls away late in this one.

Bet: First Quarter Winner (Clippers) / Match Winner (Suns) (+340)

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