Suns vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Defenses Prevails at the Footprint Center)
Suns vs. Clippers Game Info
- Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
- Coverage: TNT
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Thursday with three more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. The Clippers rank fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 32-28 record, while the Suns check in fourth with a 32-27 record. This one could truly go either way.
Los Angeles enters as a victor in four of its last seven games following a 134-124 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Phoenix has now won five of its last six games thanks to a 120-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. Which team will keep momentum rolling?
Suns vs. Clippers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHO: (-108) | LAC: (-108)
- Spread: PHO: -1 (-108) | LAC: +1 (-112)
- Total: 223 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Suns enter this contest as slight home favorites on the spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 223 points, which ranks as the lowest of Thursday's projected totals.
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Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Suns compiled a 44-38-0 ATS record last year.
- The Clippers' ATS record as underdogs of 1.5 points or more was 19-20-1 last season.
- Last season, 41 Suns games hit the over.
- There were 40 Clippers games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.
Suns vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick
The Clippers got a boost from their bench on Tuesdays as the newly acquired players in Eric Gordon, Bones Hyland and Mason Plumlee combined for 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. It's a notable thing to point out considering Phoenix saw its entire bench unit combine for 17 points on Tuesday.
The thing is the Suns' lack of depth may not matter as long as the starting lineup continues to crush. Devin Booker shot 65.0% from the floor on Tuesday, while Chris Paul logged a ridiculous 19 assists. Those two pros are a big reason why Phoenix has posted a +4.6 average scoring margin at home.
Phoenix has won four of its last five games against the Clippers, so back the Suns at home here.
Final Score Prediction: Suns: 110 | Clippers: 107
Suns vs. Clippers Best Bet
The Suns' offense may be what guides them to a win, but don't overlook the defenses in this game. Each side boasts a top-12 defensive efficiency ranking and is allowing less than 112.0 points per game. Both Phoenix and LA also play at a bottom-10 pace in the NBA, so backing the under is smart.
The total has hit the under in five of Phoenix's last six games overall as well as in nine of the Clippers' last 12 games against a Pacific Division opponent. The under has cashed in each of the last six meetings between the Suns and Clippers as well. Trust the trends and expect a low-scoring contest.
Bet: Under 223 Points (-110)
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