After a defensive-minded victory in Game 4, the Phoenix Suns are on the brink of the NBA Finals. They will look to finish off a Western Conference Finals series win on their home floor tonight. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers are no stranger to having their backs pressed against the wall. Can they kick off a series comeback and send the action back to Southern California? This Clippers vs. Suns NBA betting picks preview will explore the best NBA betting odds, provide some key betting trends and offer the top NBA picks and predictions for the game. Let’s get into the NBA betting tips today.
Suns vs. Clippers Betting Preview: NBA Picks & Odds
Los Angeles Clippers (56-33, 25-19 Away) vs. Phoenix Suns (62-24, 33-10 Home)
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena — Phoenix, Ariz.
Other than a poor shooting night, particularly from beyond the 3-point arc, the Clippers seemed to do everything right in Game 4. They overcame a large early deficit with scrappy defensive play. The scoring output was balanced across several players. Paul George led the way with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Reggie Jackson was right behind with 20 points, while both Ivica Zubac and Terance Mann also made their way into double figures. In the end, it still wasn’t enough. Three quarters in Game 4 saw Los Angeles no more than 20 points. Given that they have already battled through two lengthy series, it’s fair to question whether fatigue is finally catching up with this bunch. Kawhi Leonard is unavailable for Game 5 tonight, only making the task of stealing a road win tougher.
Although the NBA betting favorite Suns probably would have preferred a cleaner game, they found a way to grind out a road win in Game 4 and push the Clippers to the brink. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise; Phoenix was among the top defensive teams in the NBA all season. This is a roster comprised of several players adept at playing sound ball at both ends of the floor. Deandre Ayton showed out in Game 4 with a massive 19-point, 22-rebound double-double. Devin Booker scored a game-high 25 points, and Chris Paul was solid all around in his second game back. His 18 points, seven assists and four rebounds had to feel that much sweeter knowing it was against his former team in their house. The Suns will look to secure their first NBA Finals berth since 1993 at home tonight.
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Suns vs. Clippers Betting NBA Picks + NBA Odds Shopping
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NBA Odds: Moneyline
- Clippers: (+190) — SugarHouse, DraftKings
- Suns: (-215) — FanDuel, William Hill
NBA Odds: Spread
- Clippers: +5.5 (-110) — BetMGM, William Hill
- Suns: -5.5 (-105) — FanDuel, PointsBet
NBA Odds: Total
- Over: 213.5 (-110) — FanDuel, William Hill
- Under: 214.5 (-110) — BetMGM
Clippers vs. Suns NBA Betting Trends
- Clippers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games.
- Suns are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games.
- Suns are 5-0 straight up in their last five home games.
- Clippers are 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 head-to-head matchups against the Suns in Phoenix.
- Under has hit in five of the Suns’ last seven games.
- Suns are just 6-12 straight up in their last 18 head-to-head matchups against the Clippers in Phoenix.
Clippers vs. Suns Prediction
Do the Clippers have any fight left in them? That is the major question bettors should be pondering ahead of tonight’s Game 5 matchup. While the offensive performance was brutal on Saturday, there is a lot to be said for the fact that the Clippers kept the game close. Without Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka, it’s no secret that the Suns have more talent and depth. Yet even with the return of Chris Paul, the Clippers are keeping things competitive. The only game that they didn’t lose by 6 points or less in this series was their 14-point Game 3 victory. It’s hard to see this team going down without a fight, making the underdog the preferred pick for Game 5.
Prediction: Clippers +5.5 (BetMGM, William Hill)
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