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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 1-3-24 NBA Picks

Phoenix Suns (18-15) vs Los Angeles Clippers (20-12)
2024-01-03 21:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns +2.5 -- Over/Under: 235
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The Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns duke it out at the Footprint Center on Wednesday night. Here’s a Clippers vs Suns Prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers 

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games overall and they will be aiming for a fourth straight win after routing the Heat in a 121-104 win on Monday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 24 points and five assists, Paul George added 23 points, Norman Powell scored 22 points on nine of 11 shooting while James Harden tallied 15 points with 10 assists. As a team, the Clippers shot 58 percent from the field and 14 of 29 from the 3-point line as they fell into an early 14-point deficit in the first quarter, before they dominated the Heat the rest of the way to earn the easy home win.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the Clippers’ last 16 games.
  • The Clippers have covered the spread in each of their last eight games as favorites following a home win.
  • Eight of the Clippers’ last nine night games against the Suns following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Phoenix Suns 

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been building nicely as they are now aiming for a fifth straight victory after making light work of the Trail Blazers in a 109-88 home win on Monday. Bradley Beal led the team with 21 points, Jusuf Nurkic added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Chimezie Metu chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Suns shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with a 35-18 second quarter push, before they held the Trail Blazers to just 14 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 26 points in this one. 

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The Suns have lost each of their last seven games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The Suns have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games as home underdogs against Pacific Division opponents following a win.
  • Ten of the Suns’ last 12 night games against the Clippers following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Clippers vs Suns Prediction

The Clippers have been on a tear lately and they are coming into this one with a full squad to choose from, while the Suns have turned the corner with four wins on the trot, but they will be shorthanded here with Kevin Durant already ruled out. The Suns opened as favorites in this one, but with Durant listed as out, I’m definitely siding with the Clippers to take advantage as long as they don’t look past these Suns. 

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -2.5

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