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With the close and exciting win in Game 4, the Suns are now one win away from the NBA Finals. But the Clippers have shown a lot of grit in these playoffs, so the series is far from over. With that in mind, we have prepared a preview of Game 5, along with our top Suns vs Clippers predictions and picks.
Our Best Suns vs Clippers Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips
If you are looking for some help with finding the right bet, we will take a look at the betting odds and lines for Suns vs Clippers Game 5 and give you a few of our favorite Suns vs Clippers predictions:
- Spread: Clippers to Win (+7.5) @ -120 – DraftKings
- Total Points: Over 213.5 @ -111 – BetRivers
- Reggie Jackson Total Points: Over 20.5 @ -118 – FanDuel
Remember that lines and odds for Suns vs Clippers can change at any time. Before you make your bet, check these with your bookie.
Clippers to Win on Spread (+7.5)
The Clippers are in a tough situation at the moment since they are one loss away from being eliminated and they are playing the series without Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka, while the Suns are healthy. So, the Suns are complete favorites for Game 5 and the bookies don’t have any doubt about it, but we think that the Clippers have it in them to put up a fight and at least ensure that the game is close at the end. After all, nobody expects them to win the series at this point, so they will play without pressure in Game 5, which could be their advantage.
Over 213.5 Total Points
The last three games in the Suns vs Clippers Western Conference Finals have gone under the proposed line for total points for Game 5 and we’ve seen more points only in Game 1 of the Suns vs Clippers series. However, we expect to see a different type of game this evening since the Clippers are in do or die situation and they will have to find a way to deal with the Suns’ defense if they want to stand a chance. So, our next Suns vs Clippers prediction is for the teams to combine for at least 214 points in Game 5.
Reggie Jackson Over 20.5 Total Points
The playmaker has been one of the crucial players for the Clippers in these playoffs, especially since Kawhi Leonard went down. For the Clippers to stay in Game 5 until the very end, Reggie Jackson needs to contribute in offense, which he has been doing consistently in this series since he averaged 21.5 points per game against the Suns. We expect him to stay true to these averages and score at least 21 points in the upcoming game.
Suns vs Clippers Game 5 preview – Can the Clippers stay alive?
The Suns have taken the commanding 3-1 lead in the series and the Clippers now have to win three straight games to get to the NBA Finals, two of which will be played in Phoenix. So, let’s take a more detailed look at the teams ahead of Game 5.
The NBA Finals are just one win away for the Suns, which would be their third time to reach this stage and the first time since 1993 Finals which they lost to Jordan’s Bulls. So, it’s a historic moment in Phoenix, but they first have to get that last win, for which they’ll have three chances, if necessary. The team is healthy and ready, brimming with confidence, so it’s a good position in which the Suns find themselves in at the moment.
Los Angeles Clippers
The loss in Game 4 in Los Angeles has hurt the Clippers profoundly and now they find themselves in a very difficult spot ahead of Game 5. One more loss and the Clippers will finish their journey in the Western Conference Finals, which is a respectable achievement since they’ve been without Leonard for the last six games of the playoffs. Also, it’s a step forward compared to their last season’s performance. In any case, the Clippers will again have to manage without Ibaka and Leonard in Game 5 and we’ll see if they can stay in the series.
Frequent questions for Game 5 of Suns vs Clippers
Where Will Game 5 of the Series Be Played?
Game 5 will be played at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Where Can You Watch Game 5 of the Series?
ESPN will broadcast Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Suns and the Clippers.
Who Won the Previous Game in the Series?
The Suns have won Game 4 of the series in Los Angeles, 84-80.