Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Game 3 Prediction and Odds: 2023 NBA Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns came into the Playoffs as favorites to win the Western Conference. After failing in the opening game of the series, they managed to bounce back with a Game 2 victory. Now, the series goes to LA and anything is possible.

These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns – Game Predictions

This is one of the most interesting series in the opening Playoff round. Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant have been through many Playoff battles and they are still playing at the highest level possible. Both teams won one of the first two games of the series and this will probably be a close one.

Prediction 1: Phoenix Suns to Cover the Spread (-2.5)

The Phoenix Suns came into this series as the favorite to win and they are actually the favorites to win the Western Conference. Things didn’t start well after they lost Game 1 but managed to regroup in the next one. The Suns are the better team and this will be the game in which they will prove that. The Clippers are playing tough and they have a long rotation but KD and Booker will be unstoppable on the offensive end and lead the Suns to a win covering the -2.5 point spread.

Prediction 2: Russell Westbrook under 19.5 points

Russell Westbrook is probably the least predictable player in the Playoffs. He can have an off night but at the same time can play on top of his game just like he did in Game 2 scoring 28 points. He shot over 50% both from the field and from deep but things looked very different in Game 1. Westbrook scored only 9 points on 3 of 19 shooting from the field. Westbrook averaged 15.9 points per game in the regular season and the total point margin is set at 19.5 for him. The Clippers are playing without Paul George and some of those shots go to Westbrook. Knowing that his efficiency is not consistent and that he has big defensive tasks, this will be a game in which Westbrook will stay under 19.5 points.

Clippers vs Suns Preview – Is this the decisive game in the series?

The Clippers did what they wanted stealing one of the first two games played in Phoenix. Now, the series moves to LA and whoever wins this game will be in the driving seat going forward in the series. We saw great basketball in the first two games of the series and the same is expected tonight as well.

Los Angeles Clippers News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Clippers made huge roster changes during the season and this is the series when will see if that was a good move or not. Russell Westbrook definitely plays his best basketball in the past two years and how far the Clippers would go, majorly depend on his performance.

Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report:

Paul George will miss the entire series against the Suns with a knee injury.

Los Angeles Clippers Starting Lineup:

Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac, Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon

Phoenix Suns News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Phoenix Suns bounced back in Game 2 tying the series to one game apiece. Kevin Durant is till getting used to play in the system with Devin Booker and Chris Paul but the Suns are looking better in every next game.

Phoenix Suns Injury Report:

Cameron Payne will miss Game 2 with a back injury.

Phoenix Suns Starting Lineup:

Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Torey Craig and Deandre Ayton

Clippers vs Suns Head to Head Record In 2023

The Suns and the Clippers split the four-game series during the 2022-23 regular season.

 Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Game Details


  • Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Where to watch in the UK: NBA TV on TV or fuboTV on a live stream

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