Thursday, February 2

Clippers vs. Suns odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Dec. 15 predictions from proven computer model

A pair of teams trending in opposite directions will square off on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Clippers (17-13) host the Phoenix Suns (16-12). Los Angeles is riding a three-game winning streak following a 99-88 win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Phoenix has lost five consecutive games, falling to Houston as a 6.5-point favorite on Tuesday.  

Tipoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET from Arena. Los Angeles is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Clippers vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 218. Before entering any Suns vs. Clippers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 9 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 26-10 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $1,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Suns. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Suns vs. Clippers:

  • Clippers vs. Suns spread: Clippers -1.5
  • Clippers vs. Suns over/under: 218 points
  • Clippers vs. Suns money line: Los Angeles -125, Phoenix +105
  • Clippers vs. Suns picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns

Why the Clippers can cover

Los Angeles has finally started to get healthy, which has allowed the Clippers to rattle off a three-game winning streak. They knocked off the NBA-best Celtics in a 113-93 final on Monday, pulling off the upset as 4-point underdogs. Los Angeles added another brilliant defensive performance on Wednesday, holding Minnesota to 88 points in another double-digit win. 

Paul George had a triple-double for Los Angeles in the victory over the Timberwolves, recording 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Phoenix has lost five straight games, including all three on its current road trip that wraps up with this game. The Clippers have covered the spread in four of their last five games, while Phoenix has failed to cover in all five games during its losing skid. 

Why the Suns can cover

Phoenix has been without star guard Devin Booker for the last two games due to a hamstring injury, but he could return on Thursday. Big man Deandre Ayton suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Tuesday’s loss to Houston and is questionable to play in this game. The Suns closed the month of November on a six-game winning streak, so this losing skid has been a surprise. 

Los Angeles could be shorthanded in this matchup, as Norman Powell is going to remain sidelined due to a groin injury and John Wall is a game-time decision. The Clippers have struggled against Phoenix in recent meetings, losing eight of the last 12 games. Phoenix has also covered the spread in four of the last six matchups, and the Suns could have some additional value due to their poor form in recent weeks. 

How to make Suns vs. Clippers picks

The model has simulated Clippers vs. Suns 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Suns vs. Clippers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Clippers vs. Suns spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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