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Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1-3-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2021 – These are two of the hottest teams in the NBA Western Conference right now. The LA Clippers will get to test the rejuvenated Phoenix Suns for this matchup on January 3, Sunday. The game tips off at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time inside the PHX Arena located in Phoenix, Arizona. NBA TV is set to put the game on television and NBA League Pass will be providing their subscribers access to the online live stream. The LA Clippers are seen as the team carrying the edge over this game as seen by NBA Online. Expect the Phoenix Suns to fight back and it should be a close match.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2021

When: Sunday, January 3, 8:00 PM ET
Where: PHX Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 (-110) 222.5 o (-110) -138
Phoenix Suns +2.5 (-110) 222.5 u (-110) +115
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Los Angeles Clippers Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers now have a 4-2 record and they are coming in this matchup from a tough six-point loss against the Utah Jazz, 100-106. The team was complete with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both of them combined for the team’s 45 points. Leonard added 16 boards and nine assists to his numbers while George did eight boards, four assists, and six steals. Serge Ibaka had 13 and Ivica Zubac chipped in with 12. Other than that, the Clippers had less production from other players. For them to win against the Suns, they need more from Lou Williams and Luke Kennard.

Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 4 GP 4 GS 33.3 MIN 23.8 PTS 1.8 OR 4.8 DR 6.5 REB 6.5 AST 2.3 STL 1.3 BLK 1.3 TO 3.8 PF 5.2 AST/TO 28.72 PER

P. George SG 6 GP 6 GS 32 MIN 22.8 PTS 0.3 OR 5.8 DR 6.2 REB 5.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 4.5 TO 1.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 23.14 PER

S. Ibaka PF 6 GP 6 GS 23.3 MIN 13.8 PTS 1 OR 5.2 DR 6.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.2 STL 1.3 BLK 0.8 TO 2.2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.31 PER.

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns are bringing their four-game winning streak and will put it on the line when they face the LA Clippers. This team has been doing well and was able to pick up wins over the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz on the road. Their most recent matchup was with the Nuggets and that ended well for them winning by three points. DeAndre Ayton lived up to expectations as his numbers improved to 22 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks. He even shot 10-of-13 from the field. Devin Booker had 22 points but it was Chris Paul who helped stabilize the Suns with 21 pints, six assists, and five rebounds.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 6 GP 6 GS 33.8 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.2 OR 3.8 DR 4 REB 3.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 5.8 TO 3.3 PF 0.7 AST/TO 11.39 PER

M. Bridges SF 6 GP 6 GS 33.7 MIN 15.3 PTS 1.2 OR 4 DR 5.2 REB 0.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 1.8 PF INF AST/TO 19.54 PER

C. Johnson SF 6 GP 0 GS 22.3 MIN 13.5 PTS 0.2 OR 2.5 DR 2.7 REB 1.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 0.2 TO 1 PF 7 AST/TO 22.81 PER.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Clippers’ last 14 games.
LA Clippers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
LA Clippers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against Phoenix.
Clippers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games against Phoenix.
LA Clippers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Clippers’ last 14 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Clippers’ last 12 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
LA Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Sunday.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is 13-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 7 games.
Phoenix is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games.
Suns are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Phoenix is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Phoenix is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

Marcus Morris PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

Abdel Nader PF Concussion is OUT Sunday vs LA Clippers
Jalen Smith PF Ankle is OUT Sunday vs LA Clippers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers Phoenix Suns
4-2-0 Against the Spread 5-1-0
3-3-0 Straight Up 0-6-0
110 Points per Game 108
109 Points Allowed per Game 99
46.58 Offensive FG% 46.6
81.6 Offensive FT% 82.18
39.44 Offensive 3PT% 37.95
45.33 Defensive FG% 45.03
79.87 Defensive FT% 70.8
33.04 Defensive 3PT% 30

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

The Phoenix Suns have been giant slayers and they will be facing the LA Clippers who are proving they are worth the hype. Sports Betting sees that the LA Clippers are the safe pick but the Suns will be a very reasonable risk to take.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Clippers for this match is at -138 while underdog Suns are +115.

ATS: It is just 2.5 points across the spread with the Suns having the +2.5 and the Clippers are sitting on the -2.5.

TOTALs: It is 222.5 points estimated for both teams to reach the total with the Suns going under and the Clippers are over.

Score Prediction: 113 – 110 Clippers