The Clippers host the Suns for this matchup between two teams in the Pacific division. The Clippers looked brilliant against the Pelicans as they outclassed them in the 126-103 victory. The Clippers are currently 4th in the league in offensive scoring (116.1 points/game) and are allowing just over 109 points/game. The Clippers are likely to maintain the 2nd seed as they are 2 games up on the Nuggets.
The Suns previous matchup was an upset of the Mavs by two points. With the likeness of Devin Booker, the Suns can get hot, averaging 112.8 points per game, which makes this unfavorable line tricky. Booker, Rubio, and Ayton will need to be on their game in order for them to cover because the Clippers have shown to be in a higher tier this season.
I believe Paul George and Devin Booker will cancel out, giving Kawahi Leonard the chance to have a huge game because Mikal Bridges is starting in place of Oubre. I believe the Clippers are getting into a good flow on offense and their defense will be too much for the Suns to handle. I’m taking the Clippers -9 on this one.
Kelly Oubre Jr. (SF) - out
Aron Baynes (C) - day to day
Jalen Lecque (PG) - day to day
Tariq Owens (F) - out
Lou Williams (PG) - day to day
Montrez Harrell (PF) - day to day
The Suns are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games.
The Clippers are 8-0 against the spread in their last 8 games playing at home against the suns.