Suns-Clippers Game 2 Odds: NBA Playoff Picks & Predictions for Tuesday, June 22
The Suns-Clippers game 2 odds are live at BetRivers.com and while both Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard are out for tonight’s game, the odds have not fluctuated much in the wake of the injury news. The Suns beat the Clippers in Game 1 on Sunday, 120-114, and were able to cover thanks to some late, late points. Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the Suns-Clippers Game 2 odds and drops knowledge on the best sport bets today that are worth a wager at BetRivers.com! So if you want to increase your chances of winning, continue reading these exclusive insights!
Before getting to the Suns-Clippers Game 2 odds, here is a look at the Suns-Clippers series outcome odds.
- To Advance: Suns -455, Clippers +340
- Suns 4-0 (+350), Suns 4-1 (+230), Suns 4-2 (+450), Suns 4-3 (+500)
- Clippers 4-1 (+2500), Clippers 4-2 (+1000), Clippers 4-3 (+850)
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SUNS-CLIPPERS GAME 2 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#2 PHOENIX SUNS (1-0) vs. #4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (0-1)
GAME 2: Phoenix, AZ. Tuesday, June 22. 9:10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
MONEYLINE: Suns -200 ML, Clippers +165 ML
SPREAD: Suns -5
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The Suns were clearly the better team in Game 1 of this series, and I don’t expect much to change.
Devin Booker went for 40 points, 13 boards and 11 assists — scoring or assisting on 43 of the final 50 points Phoenix scored — while Deandre Ayton added 20 points and nine boards as the Suns landed a 120-114 win, putting the Clippers in danger of falling behind 2-0 in their third straight series.
The difference here is that LA just does not match up well with the Suns. Like, at all. What happened in the Jazz series was pretty simple. Without Mike Conley on the court, the Clippers were able to switch everything and send double teams at Donovan Mitchell because A) the Jazz did not have a secondary creator that was able to initiate offense, and B) Rudy Gobert was unable to dominate smaller Clipper defenders on the block. The latter became a major problem on the defensive end, as Gobert’s inability to move his feet on the perimeter led to open threes and mismatches on the perimeter, even without Kawhi Leonard available.
That’s not going to be the case with Ayton, who is a better offensive threat than Gobert and who is much more adept at being able to sit in a stance and hold his own on an island on the perimeter. He allows the Suns to be the more switchable team while, at the same time, exploiting mismatches inside. This, in turn, forces the Clippers to play Ivica Zubaz and DeMarcus Cousins more minutes, which eliminates so much of what they did well in Games 3-6 against the Jazz.
Now, the obvious adjustment from the Clippers will be to do to Booker what they did to Mitchell, but Cam Payne was really good in Game 1. He’s not CP3, but he did hand out nine assists, which was a major difference-maker.
I’ll be backing the Suns in Game 2 to put the Clippers in yet another 0-2 hole
SUNS-CLIPPERS SERIES SCHEDULE:
Game 1: Suns, 120-114
Game 2: Clippers at Suns. Tuesday, June 22. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 3: Suns at Clippers. Thursday, June 24. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 4: Suns at Clippers. Saturday, June 26. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 5*: Clippers at Suns. Monday, June 28. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 6*: Suns at Clippers. Wednesday, June 30. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 7*: Clippers at Suns. Friday, July 2. 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)