Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/30/13
Phoenix Suns (18-11) at Los Angeles Clippers (21-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers collide with the Phoenix Suns from STAPLES Center on Monday night.
Head to head, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Suns on the other hand are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Western Conference and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
I apologize for the shortness of this article, but I'm not feeling well so I'm going to cut straight to the chase.
It appears that the Phoenix Suns are still getting no love from the people in Vegas that create these lines for every game. Realise this. The Suns have covered in 11 of their 14 road games this season, which includes wins in Denver and Houston, as well as taking San Antonio and Oklahoma City right down to the final minute. They are three games below the Los Angeles Clippers in the standings, but that's only because the Clipps have played three more games than Phoenix. Who knows, if the Suns had played three more games, they too could also be 21-11. Not only that, Phoenix is 21-7-1 against the spread on the season, which would make them the premier covering team in the entire NBA. Think about that for a second.
While LA is certainly capable of blowing teams out at home, I wasn't impressed with them at all in their home game against Utah on Saturday. Coming off back-to-back away losses by a combined six points, I would of thought the Clippers would of made light work of the Jazz, but instead they struggled to put them away all game.
Phoenix getting eight points? I had to think about this one for all of two seconds. Also, look for Eric Bledsoe to have a little extra motivation in this one. I can't wait to see how he goes against CP3...
Dan’s Pick: Phoenix +8
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