Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 6/20/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 6/20/2021 – The Los Angeles Clippers were able to survive their series against the Utah Jazz and they moved up to the NBA Western Conference Finals to face the Phoenix Suns. Game 1 of this best-of-seven series begins this Sunday, June 20 and it will be at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. ABC will handle the television broadcast rights and they will shoot the live feed to NBA League Pass for their online live stream subscribers at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers are both shorthanded from their stars but it is seen by NBA betting lines that the home team will prevail in this opener.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 6/20/2021
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 6/20/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers are proving doubters wrong as they managed to bring down the highest seeded team in the NBA Utah Jazz in seven games. This team managed to do it without Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka. Paule George looked like his younger version during his playing days with the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 doing 28 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals while Reggie Jackson chipped in with 27 points, ten assists, three rebounds and three steals the biggest surprise came from Terance Mann stepping up doing 39 points along with seven made three-pointers.
Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 11 GP 11 GS 39.3 MIN 30.4 PTS 2 OR 5.7 DR 7.7 REB 4.4 AST 2.1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.6 PF 2 AST/TO 26.17 PER
P. George SG 13 GP 13 GS 40.7 MIN 26.1 PTS 1.2 OR 8.1 DR 9.2 REB 5.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 3.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.04 PER
R. Jackson PG 13 GP 11 GS 30.4 MIN 16.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.2 DR 2.6 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 2.9 PF 2.9 AST/TO 15.55 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns did their work early and swept the Denver Nuggets during the second round of the NBA playoffs. They had a good rest heading to this series against the LA Clippers but Chis Paul suddenly made headlines becoming COVID-19 positive. The All-Star point guard should be out of the series and they will now have to look at Devin Booker to step up. DeAndre Ayton should be a force inside the paint to force the Clippers’ small-ball to be honest with him. Cam Payne should get his numbers up as well and try to fill in the void left by Paul. Jae Crowder’s voice should be louder as well as his veteran presence will help the team in this series.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 10 GP 10 GS 39.9 MIN 27.9 PTS 0.7 OR 6.1 DR 6.8 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 3.7 TO 3.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.18 PER
C. Paul PG 10 GP 10 GS 31.2 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 8.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 1.8 PF 6.2 AST/TO 18.99 PER
D. Ayton C 10 GP 10 GS 35.1 MIN 15.2 PTS 2.7 OR 7.9 DR 10.6 REB 0.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.1 TO 2.6 PF 0.5 AST/TO 15.64 PER.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns 6/20/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Phoenix are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Serge Ibaka PF Back is out for season
Chris Paul PG COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
The Phoenix Suns may be without Chris Paul but the Los Angeles Clippers are without Kawhi Leonard. That cancels each other out but the top online sportsbook still sees the Suns getting ahead in Game 1 due to their long rest and home-court advantage.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Clippers if they steal Game 1 on the road is +145 while the Suns are -165.
ATS: Four points is on the ATS for this matchup with the Clippers having the +4 while the Suns sit on -4.
TOTALs: 221.5 is the total for both teams to reach with the Suns going under and the Clippers the team over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 109, Suns