Suns vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks for Today 1/3

Suns vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks for Today 1/3

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LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Phoenix, AZ; January 3, 2024, 7:00 p.m. MST

Spread: LAC -2.5
Over/Under: 233.5

 

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting clash between the LA Clippers and the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center on January 3, 2024. KingPin Pro presents a comprehensive preview of this game, delving into team statistics, recent performances, and key player insights. Join us as we dissect the details leading up to our prediction.

 

Team Analysis

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers, with a 20-12 record, sit comfortably in the fourth spot of the Western Conference. Led by Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers have been performing well and are set to continue their success.

Player Spotlight: K. Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, averaging 24.4 points per game, showcases his scoring efficiency with an impressive 87.2% field goal percentage. The Clippers' balanced performance is a key factor in their success.

 

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns, with an 18-15 record, have been on a four-game win streak. However, the absence of Kevin Durant in this matchup poses a significant challenge for the Suns.

Player Spotlight: K. Durant

Kevin Durant, with an outstanding 29.9 points per game, will be unavailable for the Suns in this game. His absence creates an offensive void that the Clippers can exploit.

 

Injuries

Notably, Kevin Durant is listed as out for the Phoenix Suns, impacting their offensive capabilities. The LA Clippers have no injured players, providing them with a full roster for this crucial matchup.

 

Recent Performances

LA Clippers

The Clippers enter this game with a three-game winning streak, defeating opponents like the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies. Kawhi Leonard's consistent performances contribute to the Clippers' success.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns are on a four-game win streak, securing victories against teams like the Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic. However, the absence of Durant could impact their offensive dynamics against a strong Clippers team.

 

Prediction

Prediction: The LA Clippers are expected to win and cover the -2.5 points spread against the Phoenix Suns. With Kevin Durant unavailable, the Suns will struggle to match the Clippers' offensive firepower led by Kawhi Leonard.

Look for the Clippers to capitalize on the Suns' defensive vulnerabilities and secure a road victory. Kawhi Leonard's scoring efficiency, coupled with the overall team performance, will be decisive in covering the spread.

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Pick: LA Clippers -2.5

 

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