Clippers Travel To The Desert; Will Face The Suns In Rivalry Matchup

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The Los Angeles Clippers will be on the road this Sunday night, December 23, as they head to the desert for an NBA betting matchup against the Phoenix Suns that is set to take place at the US Airways Center, with tip off schedule for 8:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the visiting team in this contest, listing the Clippers as a -6 1/2 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 196 points. The Clippers enter this matchup having won 12 games in a row and as a result are 20-6 on the season and in first place in the Pacific Division. When playing on the road this season, they are a modest 6-5 against the spread, but when listed as favorites they are more than a respectable 13-9. The Clippers own the 4th best defense in the NBA, as they are surrendering fewer than 93 points per game to opponents. The Suns are five games under .500 with 11 wins and 16 losses on the season and in fourth place in the Pacific Division. Against the spread at home they are 6-8 and when listed as a puppy, they have produced just a 6-9-1 ATS record. Phoenix has one of the worst defenses in the league, as their 100.8 points against is ranked 26th in the NBA. Betting Trends The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall and a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played on a Sunday. Six of the Clippers last seven games have stayed under the posted total. The Suns are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games played at home and 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall. Five of the Suns last six games played at home have stayed under the posted total. Prediction The Clippers are in a zone right now and I don’t see a weaker opponent like the Suns being able to stop them in this contest. The Clippers will get the straight up win and point spread cover. Clippers -6 1/2 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.