In the featured game of this NBA Thursday slate, we have the Phoenix Suns taking on the Los Angeles Clippers on TNT. This is the second of three matchups between these teams during this shortened NBA season. The Suns vs. Clippers NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends, and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.
NBA Betting Preview: Picks, Odds & Betting Trends Tonight
Phoenix Suns (36-14, 17-6 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (34-18, 19-8 Home)
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 10 p.m. EST
Venue: STAPLES Center — Los Angeles, Calif.
The Suns are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back. If that wasn’t enough, they were pushing to the limit last night, pulling out the 4-point victory over the Jazz in overtime. It could lead to some tired legs tonight, or possibly players sitting out for rest. Devin Booker led the Suns with a team-high 35 points last night, bringing his average since the All-Star Break to 28.5 points. Tonight Awesemo is projecting Booker to lead the team in scoring yet again. We will see if Chris Paul plays tonight, following 43 minutes last game. He was one assist shy of a double-double last night, and Awesemo is projecting him for only eight assists tonight.
The Clippers enter this game on the first leg of a back-to-back. Since tomorrow’s game is against the Rockets, tonight’s matchup holds more importance. For that reason, no one should be resting on the Clippers’ side. However, Serge Ibaka remains out with a back injury. Paul George led the Clippers in scoring last game, with 36. However, Awesemo is projecting Kawhi Leonard to lead the team in scoring tonight, with about 26 points. The Clippers scored a 5-point road victory in their first matchup against the Suns.
Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Suns vs. Clippers betting across the major sportsbooks. The odds expressed are from 11:30 a.m. EST on April 7, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up-to-date odds.
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NBA Odds: Moneyline
- Suns: (+205) — FanDuel, William Hill
- Clippers: (-230) — SugarHouse, DraftKings
NBA Odds: Spread
- Suns: +6 (-110) — SugarHouse, BetMGM, FanDuel, PointsBet, DraftKings, William Hill
- Clippers: -6 (-110) — SugarHouse, BetMGM, FanDuel, PointsBet, DraftKings, William Hill
NBA Odds: Point Total
- Over: 222.5 (-110) — BetMGM, William Hill
- Under: 223 (-110) — FanDuel
Suns vs. Clippers NBA Betting Trends
- Phoenix is 13-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 19 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Phoenix’s last five games.
- The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of the Clippers’ last six games against Phoenix.
Suns vs. Clippers Prediction
All trends point to the Suns tonight. They are 5-0 against the spread as a road dog, 6-2 against the spread with a rest disadvantage and 21-9 against the spread in conference games. However, they really were pushed last night, and that takes a toll. Not only was it a competitive overtime game against a Western Conference team, Phoenix had to hop on a plane afterwards. The Clippers should win straight up, but the spread is the biggest question. Unlike a typical day, recently, the preferred play is to wait until later in the day and odds shop.
If Chris Paul plays without a minute limit, I think the Suns will cover. However, as of now, I will side with the Clippers and go against the trends.
Prediction: Clippers -6
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