3 Best Prop Bets for Clippers vs Suns NBA Game 1 on April 16 (Kevin Durant Stays Hot From Deep)

Best Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns prop bets for Game 1 on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Best Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns prop bets for Game 1 on Sunday, April 16, 2023. / (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Sunday's first round NBA Playoffs action includes an intriguing matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. The Clippers will face the difficult task of slowing down this talented Suns offense without star Paul George, who's nursing a serious knee injury.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Clippers-Suns Game 1, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Clippers vs Suns Player Props

1. Kevin Durant - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+128)

Kevin Durant didn't get much time with Phoenix this season while battling injuries, but he was money from beyond the arc whenever he was on the court. Durant hit a scorching 53.7% of his 3-point attempts across eight appearances for the Suns, and he ended the year with a 6-for-10 performance in his last time out. Now he's in a great position to keep his groove going against a Clippers defense that allowed the 12th-highest 3P% in the league this season. In a scoring-focused role, KD should have ample opportunities to hit this over and cash at plus-money.

2. Russell Westbrook - Points: Over 17.5 (-106)

This total seems a bit low for Russell Westbrook, who's the Clippers' second-best offensive player with George sidelined. The former MVP stepped up L.A. down the stretch, notching at least 20 points in three of his last four outings. He and Kawhi Leonard will be leaned upon to command this offense, so the ball should be in his hands a ton on Sunday, giving him a clear path to hitting this over.

3. Chris Paul - Assists: Under 9.5 (-128)

Looking at the other point guard in this game, Chris Paul's assist total is a tad ambitious. Though the Point God is always capable of dropping dimes, the arrival of Durant now adds another ball-dominant player who can also create alongside Devin Booker. Paul's playmaking has taken a hit since Durant joined the team, with his APG dropping to just 7.5, compared to the 9.1 he posted in games without Durant in the lineup this year. There's simply less opportunities now for CP3 to dish it out as a third option.

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