The Los Angeles Clippers (29-30) play the second game of a back-to-back set when they face the Phoenix Suns (46-10) Tuesday. Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Footprint Center. Below, we look at the Clippers vs. Suns odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Clippers have won two straight games and are coming off a 119-104 home win over the Golden State Warriors Monday night. They have managed to weather injuries to F Kawhi Leonard, G Paul George and now recently acquired G Norman Powell.
The Suns are riding a five-game win streak and have won 16 of their last 17 outings. They have the best record in the NBA and have a five-game lead in the Western Conference over the second-place Warriors. G Devin Booker has nine games with 30 or more points in his last 16 games.
Los Angeles and Phoenix have split their first two meetings this season with the home team winning each game.
Clippers at Suns odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Clippers +650 (bet $100 to win $650) | Suns -1100 (bet $1,100 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Clippers +12.5 (-110) | Suns -12.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Clippers at Suns key injuries
Clippers (not officially submitted)
G Paul George (elbow) out
G Luke Kennard (ankle) questionable
F Kawhi Leonard (knee) out
G Norman Powell (foot) out
G Jason Preston (foot) out
F Frank Kaminsky (knee) out
G Cameron Payne (wrist) out
F Dario Saric (knee) out
G Landry Shamet (ankle) out
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Clippers at Suns odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 121, Clippers 107
PASS on the money line.
The Clippers picked up an upset win at home over a shorthanded Warriors team that is starting to scuffle a bit, but the Suns are playing too well to predict a Clippers win despite the large potential payout.
The Suns are the hottest team in basketball and are fully healthy. They have scored over 130 in consecutive games, including a 131-107 drubbing of the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks Thursday. However, a bet on the Suns isn’t worth it as you have to wager 11 times your potential return.
Against the spread
The Clippers have covered the spread in consecutive games following a five-game ATS losing skid. L.A. is 28-31 ATS overall and 15-14 ATS on the road.
The Suns have covered the spread in three straight games and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. Phoenix is 32-24 ATS overall but 15-14 ATS at home.
The home team covered in both games between the two teams this season and were decided by at least 16 points.
Take the SUNS -12.5 (-110).
Neither game this season between the Suns and Clippers had more than 206 total points. However, the Suns have scored over 130 points in two straight games and are averaging 118.4 points per game in their last 16.
The Clippers have scored 109 or more points in nine of their last 11 games.
Take OVER 222.5 (-110).
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