Suns vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 4/20/23

Los Angeles Clippers (45-39) vs Phoenix Suns (46-38)

Game Info: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in Game 3 of the NBA West First Round Playoffs at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 116.5 points on 53.3 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 32 points and 6 assists, while Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and 7.5 rebounds. Torrey Craig is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 53.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 34.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.5 points and 8 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.

The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The over is 9-1-1 in Clippers last 11 overall. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Phoenix Suns are going to get the benefit of the doubt because of their star power, but the Clippers have hung around in both games this series and now go back home. The crowd should be out in full force, especially with CP3 on the other side. Another thing to consider is the Suns lack of depth and the fact Durant played 44 minutes and Booker played 45 minutes in game 2. Only one day off, conditioning could be an issue for the Suns. Give me the free bucket with the home team.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers +2.5

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