Phoenix Suns (19-16) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (22-12)
On January 8, 2024, two NBA powerhouses will collide at the renowned crypto.com Arena: Phoenix Suns (19-16) and Los Angeles Clippers (22-12). Both squads boasting impressive records (19-16 and 22-12 respectively) promise an exciting game at 10:30 PM ET airing live on NBA TV; best betting websites have already taken notice due to both teams showing great promise recently in recent games. Fans eagerly mark their calendars in anticipation of this highly-anticipated match-up that should prove electrifying!
The Phoenix Suns have been showing strong performance as shown by their statistics. On average they average 115.4 points per game with 40.9 average field goals made and an impressive 48% field goal percentage; 3-point shooting stands at 37.5% with 11.8 average 3-point field goals made per game; free throw success rate stands at an 82.4% success rate while they also hold onto their rebounds with an impressive 43.5 rebound per game average, as well as providing strong teamwork through 26 assists per game; however they do average 14.2 turnovers per game as well as 18.9 fouls per game which could potentially become issues down the road.
Los Angeles Clippers possess slightly superior team statistics. They outscore the Suns with 117.2 points per game while maintaining efficiency with a 49% field goal percentage and 38.5% 3-point field goal accuracy; contributing to 12.7 average 3-point field goals made per game; as well as boasting an 81% accuracy rate on free throws; their rebounding and assists per game closely mirror that of Suns; however they boast better defensive record with 8.1 steals/5.2 blocks per game and have lower average turnover rates (12.6/game). These statistics give them a slight edge when it comes to ball control vs Suns
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game Info
|Monday, January 8, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET
|NBA League Pass
Devin Booker (SG) vs. Kawhi Leonard (SF)
Devin Booker, shooting guard for the Suns, has been an integral component of their offense, appearing in 25 games with an average scoring output of 26.7 points per game and playing 35.9 minutes each night – highlighting his endurance and importance to his team. Booker stands out with 7.8 assists per game despite 2.9 turnovers per night which could potentially hinder playmaking efforts; on defense however he’s only contributed modestly with 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks per game.
Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers’ small forward is an intimidating opponent, scoring 24.6 points per game across 29 contests and tallying an all-around performance that includes 6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, along with strong defensive presence (1.6 steals per game and 0.7 blocks). Leonard also maintains an advantageous turnover rate (1.5) relative to Booker which gives him an edge in ball security.
When these two pivotal players meet, the game will feature an exciting showdown between Booker’s offensive prowess and Leonard’s all-around skills. Booker will need to score and create plays while Leonard tests his defensive savvy; their combined efforts could prove pivotal during key moments and could swing things towards the Clippers’ advantage.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds:
Current betting odds for this match remain to be established, making prediction difficult for bettors. Based on their superior overall performance and home court advantage, the Clippers might emerge as favorites among bettors.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Suns have displayed consistency over their last four games, winning them 4-1 overall while going 2-3 against the spread, hinting at potential problems in covering it this matchup. Their road game record against the spread stands at 7-7 as evidence of unpredictability when away.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Clippers have enjoyed strong recent form, posting four wins out of their last five matches at home against Arizona (4-0 record, 3-1-2 against the spread), with their home game record against the spread (7-8) suggesting some vulnerability which could play into this matchup.
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers 1/8/24 Betting Picks
Given both teams’ recent form and key player performances, this game looks set to be closely contested. While the Clippers possess home court advantage and slightly superior overall stats, Booker could give his Suns team an edge offensively.
Bettors searching for expert NBA picks might consider placing their bet on the Clippers given their home record and general consistency. Over/under and prop bets will depend heavily on how far each team strays from its projected spread/total points line; expect a close game that may feature high scoring performances by both sides.