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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers: Prediction and Betting Tips
Phoenix Suns sealing the deal in game one
The NBA playoffs continue to bring the most exciting basketball games as the Phoenix Suns went ahead in the series against the Clippers by 1-0. It was a close match from beginning to end with both teams sharing the lead several times during the game. The Suns could close the game down with a Booker dunk at 116-114 and 22 seconds left on the clock.
Devin Booker made all the headlines with his first-ever triple-double in his first appearance in the playoffs. The 24-year-old scored 40 points, made 11 assists, and grabbed 13 rebounds in game one where the Suns overcame Chris Paul’s absence due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
Suns Key Stats
- The Suns have won eight straight games
- 111.7 points per game is the Suns’ average scored points per game in the playoffs
- The Suns are making 49% of their field goals in the playoffs
Los Angeles Clippers hope to recover before game two
The Clippers had just 36 hours to recover from their grueling seven-game series against Utah and travel to Phoenix. Tyronn Lue’s team have now played two back-to-back series that went down to the wire. They are still missing Kawhi Leonard due to ankle injury and coach Lue will hope no other players will join the list of injuries.
The Clippers showed that they are a fighting team as they have done throughout the playoffs this season. They weren’t easy to beat as they kept coming back in the game when the Suns had built up some lead. Paul George was his team’s best scorer with 7-15 three-pointers and Reggie Jackson scored 24.
Clippers Key Stats
- The Clippers are averaging 117 points per game in the Playoffs
- With 15 games played in the playoffs this season, the Clippers have played the most games within the remaining teams
- The Clippers are making 40% of their shots from the arc of three points
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction
The Suns had a huge confidence-boosting win in game one helped on by their fans in the Phoenix Suns Arena. Devin Booker’s performance was the best of his career and he led his team to the win.
Coach Williams must be careful though and find other offensive options as the Clippers could neutralize Donovan Mitchell in their series against Utah and ended up winning it.
The NBA playoffs this season is marred with injuries and all teams have injured players some of them are playing with injuries. Phoenix may be the healthiest team yet as they had six days of rest before their first game against the Clippers.
The winner of the games is being decided by very small details as the teams are very close in strength and have almost the same stats in the games. We think game two will be similar to game one and we will bet on the total points scored in the match.
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Tips
Under 230 points 1.50 at bet365
Paul George over 3.5 three-pointers 2.40 at bet365
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