Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns prediction and betting tips (January 6)
The Phoenix Suns eye a third consecutive win as they come back from the road. The Los Angeles Clippers are shaky ahead of this game. Can the Suns get the win or the Clippers will beat them?
Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) had the most assists (15) in the last game, against the Pelicans
Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) had the most assists (15) in the last game, against the Pelicans
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Phoenix for their next NBA regular-season game against the Phoenix Suns.

The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 6 January 2022. The game time by GMT is 3:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7. The match venue is Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Latest odds on betting sites

The Los Angeles Clippers moneyline odds are priced at 6.50 (+550 American; 11/2 Fractional), while Phoenix Suns moneyline odds are priced at 1.16 (-625; 4/25). This equals approximate probabilities of 15% against 85%, respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 219.5 points: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Under 219.5 points: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)

Spread:

  • Clippers +11.5: 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
  • Suns -11.5: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)

Match preview and stats

The Los Angeles Clippers are eighth in the Western Conference table on 19-19, 19 wins, 19 losses with a .500 Win%. The Clippers are 12-11 at home, 7-8 away and 3-7 in their last 10 games. They lost 104-122 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game.

Los Angeles lost both halves and trailed by 20 points going into the fourth quarter. Q1 (21-26), Q2 (25-38), Q3 (19-31), Q4 (39-37), TOT (104-122). Serge Ibaka led the Clippers with 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, an assist and a block. Justise Winslow followed up with 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals off the bench. Xavier Moon dropped 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block off the bench. Marcus Morris Sr. added 12 points, 2 rebounds and two assists.

Terance Mann had seven points, one rebound, three assists and a steal. Eric Bledsoe had one point, three rebounds, five assists and a steal. Reggie Jackson had five points, two rebounds, a steal and an assist. Off the bench, Amir Coffey added nine points, five rebounds and two assists, James Ennis III with 10 points, a rebound and an assist, Keon Johnson had nine points, two rebounds and a steal.

Team statistics: 39/78 (50.0%) field goals, 11/32 (34.4%) 3 pointers, 15/17 (88.2%) free throws, 22 assists, 31 total rebounds, 12 steals, three blocks, 20 turnovers, 10 fouls.

Los Angeles Clippers team news: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac and Isaiah Hartenstein are sidelined for this game.

Phoenix Suns are second in the Western Conference standings on 29-8, 29 wins, eight losses with a .784 Win%. The Suns are 16-4 at home, 13-4 away, 7-3 in the last 10 games and on a two-game winning streak. They beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 in their last game.

Q1 (42-31), Q2 (22-23), Q3 (31-30), Q4 (28-26), TOT (123-110). Devin Booker led the Suns with 33 points on 12-of-24 shooting, nine rebounds and four assists. Mikal Bridges followed up with 23 points, two rebounds, one steal and one block. Chris Paul led the team in assists with 15 assists, 11 points and five rebounds. Cam Johnson chipped in 18 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Jalen Smith dropped 12 points, five rebounds, one assist and one block. Off the bench, Bismack Biyombo added 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks, Cam Payne had four points, two rebounds and five assists, while Elfrid Payton had three points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Team statistics: 46/85 (54.1%) field goals, 17/31 (54.8%) 3 pointers, 14/20 (70.0%) free throws, 32 assists, 42 total rebounds, seven steals, five blocks, 10 turnovers, 24 fouls.

Phoenix Suns team news: Landry Shamet, DeAndre Ayton, Jae Crowder, JaVale McGee, Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky are unavailable for the game.

Clippers vs Suns H2H

Both teams met last month, the Los Angeles Clippers won 111-95 at the Crypto.com Arena. This game is their second meeting this season.

Key players and lineups

Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Reggie Jackson
  • Shooting guard: Eric Bledsoe
  • Small forward: Terance Mann
  • Power forward: Marcus Morris Sr.
  • Center: Serge Ibaka

Reggie Jackson is the key player to watch out for. He’s averaging 16.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per game. Jackson didn’t have a great game in the last game against the Timberwolves compared to his performance against the Nets. watch out for better performance in this game.

Phoenix Suns projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Chris Paul
  • Shooting guard: Devin Booker
  • Small forward: Mikal Bridges
  • Power forward: Cam Johnson
  • Center: Jalen Smith

Chris Paul is the key player to watch out for. In the last game against the Pelicans, Paul had the most assists (15), scored 11 points and made five rebounds. He is averaging 10.1 assists per game, 14.1 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Betting tips and prediction

The Clippers thought they were back to winning ways after beating the Brooklyn Nets, but fell short against the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. In the last 10 games, they have had three wins and seven losses. According to reports, some key players Paul George, Ivica Zubac and Isaiah Hartenstein are not in for this game. This is a big disadvantage against a side like the Suns. Phoenix have won seven and lost three of their last 10 games. They have won two back-to-back games ahead of this clash. The Suns have a good roster for this clash and are playing at home, giving them the home advantage. 16 wins and four losses is their home record this season.

Betting prediction: Phoenix Suns to win

Odds: 1.16 (-625 American; 4/25 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 216.5 points

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Los Angeles Clippers — Phoenix Suns
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