Clippers vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 4/18/23

Phoenix Suns (45-38) vs Los Angeles Clippers (45-38)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -7.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in Game 2 of the NBA West First Round Playoffs at the Footprint Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 38 points and 5 rebounds, while Eric Gordon is averaging 19 points and 1 rebound. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Ivica Zubac is grabbing 15 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27 points and 11 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 26 points and 1 rebound. Torrey Craig is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Clippers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The over is 4-0-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Suns last 4 overall. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.

The Phoenix Suns should be big favorites at home, where this is pretty much a must win after dropping game 1. However, the Clippers and free points are hard to turn down given Kawhi is on the floor, and you can argue their depth is better than the Suns. The Los Angeles Clippers will be underdogs of 7 or more points for just the fifth time this season, and they managed to win game 1 despite Westbrook doing nothing scoring wise. Lots of points. Give me the Clippers again to at least cover.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers +7.5

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