3 Best Prop Bets for Suns vs Clippers Game 3 on April 20 (Chris Paul Guides Phoenix's Offense on the Road)
By Larry Rupp
Thursday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 3 showdown between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns bounced back with 123-109 Game 2 victory to even the series as it shifts to Crypto.com Arena. Guard Devin Booker led the way in that win with 38 points and 9 assists.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Suns-Clippers Game 3, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Suns vs Clippers Game 3 Player Props
1. Chris Paul - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 27.5 (-115)
Chris Paul is one of the best players in the NBA when it comes to adjusting to the matchup in front of him. He struggled to get open in Game 1, but still logged 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Space opened up for him in Game 2, though, and he tallied 16 points as well as 8 assists. He has posted 28 points + rebounds + assists (PRA) in each of the first two games of this series and is averaging 13.7 points, 9.6 assists, and 6.3 rebounds across 10 career games against the Clippers as a member of the Suns. Paul is going to have the ball in his hands on almost every possession, which gives him ample opportunities to fill up the stat sheet.
2. Nicolas Batum - Points: Under 5.5 (-128)
Nicolas Batum has failed to make any kind of impact across the first two games of this series. He has logged 3 points (1-of-7 shooting), 3 assists and 3 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. It's not a surprising outcome considering Batum averages a measly 6.4 points across 10 career games against the Suns as a member of the Clippers. The 34-year-old has failed to tally at least 6 points in six of his last seven games against Phoenix and his only hope of breaking that trend tonight is from three-point range. However, he only drained more than a single three-pointer in just 11 of his 40 home games this season.
3. Norman Powell - Made Threes: Under 1.5 (-148)
This prop bet was given out by The Duel ahead of Game 2 and it cashed as Norman Powell went 0-for-3 from beyond the arc. The veteran shooter is now just 1-of-7 from three-point range in this series and 2-of-20 from three-point range over his last six games overall. Powell even saw five more minutes of action in Game 2 compared to Game 1, but took one less shot from long range. He has not drained a pair of three-pointers in eight of his last 11 games and is still facing a Suns' defense that ranks ninth in opponent three-point percentage (35.7%). Fade Powell once again.
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