Suns vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 4 (Phoenix Puts LA in Stranglehold)
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday with Game 4 of the first-round series between the Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers.
Suns vs. Clippers Game 4 Info
- Series: PHO leads 2-1
- Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- Coverage: TNT
After losing the series opener, the Suns have responded with back-to-back victories. They took a 2-1 series lead with a 129-124 victory in Game 3, led by Devin Booker's game-high 45 points. Kevin Durant also added 28 points while going a perfect 11-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Will Phoenix head home with a 3-1 series lead? Or does Los Angeles have what it takes to even things up before it's too late?
Suns vs. Clippers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHO: (-215) | LAC: (+180)
- Spread: PHO: -5 (-110) | LAC: +5 (-110)
- Total: 226.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Suns enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
Suns vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- Phoenix is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 games.
- The Clippers are 6-14 straight up in their last 20 games as the underdog.
- Phoenix is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The Clippers are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games played in April.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Phoenix's last 10 road games.
- The total has hit the over in each of the Clippers' last six home games.
Suns vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick
A lack of discipline makes it tough to trust the Clippers tonight. They finished with noticeably more turnovers (18) and fouls (31) than the Suns in Game 3 (13 and 18, respectively), playing a key role in their downfall. That's a recipe for failure against a Phoenix team that's not only solid defensively but also has enough offensive talent to punish Los Angeles' for any mistakes.
The Clippers also haven't pulled off many upsets between the 2022-23 regular season and playoffs. They have an 11-23 record (32.4%) as the underdog this year, having lost 14 of their last 20 games when the odds aren't in their favor. For comparison, the Suns own a 70.4% winning percentage (38-16) as the favorite.
With Kawhi Leonard (knee) questionable and Paul George (knee) likely out for the series, the writing is on the wall for Los Angeles. Back Phoenix to get the victory this weekend.
Final Score Prediction: Suns: 120 | Clippers: 112
Suns vs. Clippers Best Bet
Taking the Over on the 226.5-point total is shaping up to be the best bet. The two sides are no strangers to high-scoring contests. The Over is 9-1 in the Suns' last 10 road games while being 6-0 in the Clippers' latest six at home. Furthermore, the Over has been achieved in four of the last five Phoenix-Los Angeles matchups.
Having gone over 226.5 points in each of their last two games, these teams should produce a solid amount of offense on Saturday night.
Bet: Over 226.5 (-110)
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