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NBA Betting: Phoenix Suns at LA Clippers Game 3 Odds, Analysis and Picks

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Game 2 West Finals

Namely, Kawhi Leonard holds the key to the Western Conference Finals.  Leonard is out indefinitely with a knee injury.  And his absence is probably a bridge too far for LA to overcome.  Not that the Suns lack capability.  Phoenix was one of the most profitable teams in all of NBA betting for 2020-21.  Devin Booker is emerging as the newest NBA superstar.  Accordingly, Booker is the marquee man that the Clippers once had with Kawhi.  Phoenix enters the Staples Center in LA for Game 3, holding a 2-0 lead.  LA nearly pulled off a Game-2 upset but did cover.

Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers Game 3 Betting Information

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV Coverage: ESPN

Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers Betting Odds

Suns -1 ( -110 ) 219 ( -110 ) -117
Clippers +1 ( -110 ) 219 ( -110 ) -103
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Phoenix Suns at LA Clippers CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Clippers face a virtual must-win situation.  A loss on Thursday will put LA in a virtually impossible 3-0 series deficit.  From a sportsbook perspective, the Clippers are still getting the cash without Leonard.  Additionally, oddsmakers will sweeten the pot on LA.  The guys making the lines know that the masses don’t want to bet the Clippers without Kawhi.  As a result, the line will be adjusted with some extra sugar on LA.  Sharps are impressed with LA’s competitiveness without Leonard.  The Game-2 cover at Phoenix bodes well for their wagering value.  

Rising Suns Take Command of Cashier’s Cage and Series  

Late on, the Suns have covered eight of their previous nine Betting on NBA

matchups.  Three of their last five games stayed under the total.  Phoenix is the most profitable team on the board in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.  First in the Association for fewest points allowed points to a complete unit.

Guard Devin Booker is the trigger man that makes the Suns go.  To show, Booker is averaging 28.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per playoff game.  Center Deandre Ayton adds 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per playoff matchup.  While guard Chris Paul brings 15.7 points and 8.7 assists per playoff tilt.

Clippers Cover Without Kawhi  

In a similar way are the Clippers in good pro basketball betting form.  LA has gotten the cash in five of their last six games.  Five of their previous seven games went over the total.  

Before his injury, Leonard was averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per playoff game.  Correlate the level of production LA has lost.  Guard Paul George leads the Clippers with 26.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per playoff tilt.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue is getting all he can get out of the Clippers.  Lue has been forced to improvise without Leonard.  Yet LA remains competitive without their marquee man.

Phoenix Suns at LA Clippers Against the Spread  

In sum, the Suns have covered 59% of their away games.  In Western Conference basketball betting matchups, the Clippers are 62% vs. the odds.  Following a win, the Suns are 58% vs. the line.  Phoenix is 56% over the total in away games.  And after a win, the Suns are 61% over the total.

LA has covered 58% of their home games.  Following a loss, the Clippers are 58% against the spread.  And against Western Conference opponents, LA is 54% vs. the odds.  So too are the Clippers 55% under the total against Western Conference teams.

Overall, the Clippers covered five of their previous eight games with LA.  The Suns and Clippers went under the total in three of their most recent four meetings.  Specifically, at LA, the Clippers paid in seven of their previous eight against Phoenix.  Six of those eight games stayed under the total.

Phoenix Suns at LA Clippers CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Clippers make for a strong NBA gambling choice.  LA will have the motivation of desperation.  Also, they know they can beat the Suns.

Suns at Clippers CashBet Best Bet:  LA Clippers


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