Clippers vs Suns: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 3, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (5-1) are to build on a four-game win streak when they host the Los Angeles Clippers (4-2) at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at PHX Arena. The game airs on PRIME. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 3, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Suns Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 3

Clippers:
Marcus Morris Sr.: Out (Knee)

Suns:
Abdel Nader: Out (Concussion Protocol),
Jalen Smith: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Suns (+2)

Pick OU:
Under (217.5)

Prediction:
Suns 112 Clippers 101
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook here and get the best bonuses available anywhere!The model projects a total 4.6 points lower than the one set by FanDuel for this matchup.

Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 6 22.8 6.2 5.3 1.7 0.5 3.8
Serge Ibaka 6 13.8 6.2 1.8 0.2 1.3 1.3
Ivica Zubac 6 10.7 2.7 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.0
Lou Williams 6 10.2 2.5 3.2 0.3 0.0 1.0
Nicolas Batum 6 7.8 6.5 2.8 0.8 0.2 1.2

Clippers Player Props

  • Paul George’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 4.8 less than his season average of 34.3.
  • Nicolas Batum’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 5.5 boards, 1.0 rebound lower than his season average of 6.5.
  • George’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 3.8.
  • Ivica Zubac’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.8 blocks lower than his season average of 1.3.

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 6 20.5 4.0 3.8 1.2 0.3 2.0
Mikal Bridges 6 15.3 5.2 0.7 0.8 1.3 3.0
Cameron Johnson 6 13.5 2.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 2.5
Chris Paul 6 13.2 4.0 8.7 0.7 0.3 1.0
Deandre Ayton 6 12.0 11.2 1.8 0.3 1.3 0.2

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 34.5, 6.2 greater than his season average of 28.3.
  • Chris Paul’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 27.5, 1.7 greater than his season average of 25.8.
  • Mikal Bridges’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 1.5 shots lower than his season average of 3.0.
  • Booker’s steals prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 steals lower than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • The Clippers are shooting 46.6% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points higher than the 45% the Suns allow to opponents.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 45% from the field, it is 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • Phoenix is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 46.6% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 46.6% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.3 percentage points higher than the Clippers have allowed to their opponents (45.3%).
  • Phoenix has put together a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 straight up record in games it shoots over 45.3% from the field.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 3-1 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.6% from the field.
  • The Clippers shoot 39.4% from beyond the arc, 9.4% higher than the 30% the Suns allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has a 4-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall when the team makes more than 30% of its three-point shots.
  • Phoenix is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 39.4% from deep.
  • The Suns shoot 37.9% from three-point distance this season. That’s 4.9 percentage points higher than the Clippers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (33%).
  • Phoenix has a 5-0 ATS record and is 5-0 straight-up when the team hits more than 33% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 4-2 ATS record and a 4-2 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 37.9% of its three-point shots.
  • The Clippers hit 14 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 14.2 per game the Suns give up.
  • When Phoenix makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall. When Los Angeles is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 0-2 ATS and 0-2 straight up.
  • The Clippers rank seventh in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Suns give up the least made threes in the league.

Clippers vs Suns Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Suns AVG Suns Rank
15th 110.3 Points Scored 108 22nd
11th 108.8 Points Allowed 98.7 1st
27th 41.7 Rebounds 42.2 28th
18th 9.2 Off. Rebounds 8.2 22nd
7th 14 3pt Made 14.2 6th
12th 24.7 Assists 25.7 8th
5th 12.8 Turnovers 13.3 6th

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