Nearly a month ago the Clippers handed the Suns a rare loss, and things started to look up for Los Angeles despite not having Kawhi Leonard all season. Fast forward to Thursday night, and not much has changed for the Suns atop the NBA standings — outside of a few COVID-related absences. The same cannot be said for the Clippers, who have lost seven of 10 and, more importantly, Paul George for at least the rest of January. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges are picking up slack no matter who is out for Phoenix and will be tested again as the Suns are without Deandre Ayton, JaVale McGee, and Jae Crowder. The Clippers are hoping to get a little more out of guys like Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum to help take the scoring pressure off of Reggie Jackson. Where can bettors go for the best NBA bets today in this Clippers vs. Suns matchup?
Two teams heading in the opposite direction with plenty of value on player props for NBA betting tonight. That sounds like the perfect job for OddsShopper — the 100% FREE tool available from Awesemo — to find the best numbers available from legal books.
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Under 221.5 (-115, PointsBet)
Defense wins out in the desert tonight, especially since it is one of the few things for which the Clippers are reliable. The Suns are a heavy favorite at home and can still easily cover that number with this game staying under the total. Phoenix can blanket teams on the perimeter and has Bridges to help slow down the Clippers on the wing. While the Suns are down a couple of players, they are in the similar area of the frontcourt. The Clippers are also down Luke Kennard and Ivica Zubac to COVID, putting all the scoring on the shoulders of Jackson and Morris. The Suns boast the fifth-best scoring defense in the NBA, allowing them to slow things down without taking away from their offense. The Clippers are seventh best in the NBA in points allowed, which should be enough to keep the Suns under 100 points. Make sure to check OddsShopper, as one book has a break on the juice while bumping the total up 1 more point from the rest of the field.
Mikal Bridges Over 12.5 Points (-101, SugarHouse)
This is a favorable number for Bridges when factoring in the absence of Ayton. It is not directly correlated into more minutes for Bridges, more so the need for a third scorer. Paul leads the NBA in assists and is down their top scorer in the frontcourt. There is also the absence of Crowder that will not eat into Bridges minutes. Bridges is 8-for-16 from three in his last two games. Awesemo has Bridges projected for 13.9 points, and the book is giving nearly even money on the return. OddsShopper has this bet with a 62% chance of going over and the solid 23% expected ROI.
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Serge Ibaka Over 8.5 Points (-118, FanDuel)
The Clippers are leaning a little more on Ibaka with so many players down. OddsShopper loves this play, as it combined the Awesemo projection of 9.8 points with the break on the -118 return, as opposed to the -120 or higher at other books. The minutes are not an issue for Ibaka, nor is his getting up shots. He just needs to knock down a few, and this prop is a smash. He has taken seven shots in each of his last two games, with an increase in minutes, and the only difference was makes. The number is still a little low for Ibaka only needing to hit 9 points, but it also requires a 20-minute night. Looking at the 9.8-point projection and minutes increase, there is clear picture of why this is a great prop.
Chris Paul Under 9.5 Assists (+120, FanDuel)
This is a tighter play than normal based on the Awesemo projection of 9.1 assists for Paul, but the expected ROI is monster. The circumstances in this particular game favor going under 9.5 assists, even if it is the NBA leader. Bettors may be hesitant after looking at Paul dish out 15-plus assists in each of his last two games, but the middle ground is closer to eight or nine when expanding that to December. Paul also increased his assists as he was struggling to score. The Suns will need Paul to score more than pass, at least in order to get up on the Clippers. Between the blowout factor and Paul taking on a larger scoring role, this prop is worth the risk for a +120 return.
Mikal Bridges 3+ 3-Pointers (+320, FanDuel)
Bridges went 5-for-9 from 3 in his last game and launched five 3’s in the game before that, knocking down three in the process. He has volume in shots with Crowder out and the need for scoring with Ayton out. There is also the usage of Bridges as a 3-point shooter, taking some perimeter pressure off of Devin Booker, and to a lesser extent Paul. Bridges may get six or seven looks from 3 tonight and could cruise past this number in the first half. For a little extra bump, four-plus 3-pointers pays back +1100.
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