Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns look to continue their home dominance over the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. The Clippers are -7 point favorites over the Suns with an over/under point total set at 195.
Having yet to win a game since returning from a six game road trip, the Clippers finally broke through on Wednesday night, taking down the visiting Atlanta Hawks 96-82. Meanwhile, the Suns continued their impressive play with a 120-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, which was their eighth win in their last 11 outings. Phoenix however has played 10 of their last 11 games away from home and their lone road game in that stretch was a 115-104 loss in Oklahoma City.
The Suns got the better of the Clippers in their lone meeting this season, coming away 81-78 winners in Phoenix at the start of the month. In a low scoring battle, Phoenix outscored Los Angeles 31-17 in the pivotal third quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game. The home team was led by Jared Dudley’s game high 22 points, while the Blake Griffin led the visitors with 17 points on just 6-19 shooting.
Head to head, the Suns are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400, but just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Suns on the other hand are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
I’m not really sure how seriously to take Phoenix’s recent run, considering nearly every game was played on their home court. Having said that, they stand a pretty good chance here tonight against a Clippers team that has been dropping home games left, right and center. Even though the Suns haven’t performed in their last couple of road games, their confidence should be high coming into tonight’s game they should be able to keep this one within the number. I’ll take my chances with the points in this one.
Phoenix Suns +7 Los Angeles Clippers