Clippers vs Suns: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

Devin Booker leads the Phoenix Suns (36-14) against the Los Angeles Clippers (34-18) after scoring 35 points in a 117-113 win over the Jazz. The Suns are 5-point underdogs in the matchup on Thursday, April 8, 2021, which starts at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s point total is 224.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Suns Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

Clippers:
Serge Ibaka: Out (Back)

Suns:
Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (+5)
Total Pick Under (224)
Prediction Clippers 113, Suns 110

The model favors the Clippers by 2.8 points, just 2.2 fewer than the 5-point spread set by FanDuel.

The FanDuel point total for this matchup is just 1.5 points highter than the model projection.

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 43 25.8 6.7 5.0 1.8 0.4 1.9
Paul George 39 22.5 6.2 5.4 1.1 0.5 3.2
Marcus Morris 40 12.6 3.9 1.0 0.5 0.3 2.4
Serge Ibaka 39 10.9 6.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 1.0
Reggie Jackson 49 9.7 2.7 2.9 0.6 0.1 1.6

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 36.5, 0.9 lower than his season average of 37.4.
  • Paul George’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 29.5, 4.6 less than his season average of 34.1.
  • George’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 1.7 shots less than his season average of 3.2.
  • Leonard’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals lower than his season average of 1.8.

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 46 26.1 4.1 4.5 0.8 0.2 2.1
Chris Paul 49 16.3 4.6 8.8 1.5 0.2 1.4
Deandre Ayton 50 14.8 10.8 1.5 0.4 1.2 0.1
Mikal Bridges 50 13.1 4.7 2.3 0.9 0.9 1.7
Jae Crowder 47 10.2 5.0 2.1 0.8 0.4 2.4

Suns Player Props

  • Booker’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 2.8 higher than his season average of 34.7.
  • Deandre Ayton’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is listed at 10.5 rebounds, 0.3 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.8.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Chris Paul’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Clippers have a 48.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.6% higher than the 45.6% of shots the Suns’ opponents have hit.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 45.6% from the field, it is 27-10 against the spread and 30-7 overall.
  • Phoenix has a 25-9 record against the spread and a 27-7 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Suns have shot at a 48.9% clip from the field this season, 2.3 percentage points greater than the 46.6% shooting opponents of the Clippers have averaged.
  • Phoenix has put together a 29-8 record against the spread and a 31-6 straight up record in games it shoots over 46.6% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 25-16 against the spread and 28-13 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 48.9% from the field.
  • The Clippers are knocking down 41.5% of their three-point shots this season, 7.1% higher than the 34.4% the Suns allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles is 27-14 against the spread and 30-11 overall when it shoots better than 34.4% from distance.
  • Phoenix is 30-9 against the spread while putting together a 32-7 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 41.5% from downtown.
  • The Suns are knocking down 37.8% of their shots from deep, which is 1.5 percentage points higher than the 36.3% the Clippers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Phoenix has a 23-8 ATS record and is 25-6 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 24-10 ATS and 27-7 overall in games it shoots over 37.8% from deep.
  • The Clippers’ 14.3 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.3 more made shots on average than the 13 per game the Suns give up.
  • When Los Angeles makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 26-11 against the spread and 29-8 overall. When Phoenix is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 9-8 ATS and 10-7 straight up.
  • The Clippers make the fifth-most three-pointers in the league, while the Suns allow the third-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Clippers vs Suns Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Suns AVG Suns Rank
8th 114.6 Points Scored 114.6 7th
6th 108.1 Points Allowed 107.8 5th
23rd 44.5 Rebounds 43.6 28th
17th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 8.5 28th
5th 14.3 3pt Made 13 13th
20th 24 Assists 27.1 3rd
4th 12 Turnovers 12.5 6th

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