LA Clippers vs Phoenix NBA Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Aaron . on March 29, 2017 in

The Los Angeles Clippers (44-31) head down to the desert to take on the Phoenix Suns (22-53) on Thursday night. The Clippers have dropped two of three, including a 98-97 collapse against Sacramento, and they host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday before going to Arizona. The Suns are in a free fall right now, having dropped nine in a row, most recently a 95-91 setback in Atlanta on Tuesday — a loss that stopped a seven-game slide for the Hawks. Here’s a closer look at the NBA odds for this matchup.

LA Clippers vs Phoenix NBA Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00pm ET
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Glendale, AZ
Radio: Los Angeles / Phoenix

Why should you bet on the Clippers?

With seven games left in the regular season, the Clippers are not showing any of the consistency that you would expect from an NBA contender. They have collapsed in two of their last three games, giving up late leads in Dallas and then at home against the Kings. In between, though, they waxed a tough Utah team. The Clippers have won only 9 of 19 games since the All-Star break. However, they are facing a Phoenix team that is playing even worse. So while the Clippers could blow another late lead, it would be tougher against a Phoenix team that is having enough trouble finishing games on their own.

Why should you put your money on the Suns?

Despite the fact that they only scored 12 points in the first period against Atlanta on Tuesday night, the Suns had a fourth-period lead. However, Dennis Schroder nailed two straight shots from downtown to start a 17-1 run that pushed Atlanta back into the lead. Phoenix was missing Devin Booker, but T.J. Warren stepped up, leading Phoenix with 24 points. The problems for Phoenix include an inability to get stops when they need them on the defensive end. If you like the Suns in this game, you see the Clippers doing a similar sleepwalking job on defense.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Suns have some offensive talent, but I see the Clippers playing with a little more intensity as they try to figure things out for a postseason run. I predict a final score of L.A. 111, Phoenix 102.