Paul George was back on the floor for Game 3 against the Suns and scored 27 points to help give the Clippers their first win. It ended 106-92, although NBA betting fans touted the Clippers for a loss, but with Los Angeles closing the deficit and Game 4 being played at home, we're not so sure the Suns can stretch their lead.
There is nothing that separates these two teams, with bookmakers having equal odds for both The Suns and the Clippers, at -110. The Suns have been favorites for the first three games, but with the games being so close and Chris Paul back for the Clippers, bookmakers know Game 4 will be a tight one.
Don't write off the Clippers just yet. They're very used to playing under pressure and have turned games around before. The Clippers have odds of +100 to beat the Suns in California and the odds are an example of how close the top bookmakers make it out to be.
A Closer Look at Game 4
Chris Paul missed the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Clippers and secured 15 points coupled with 12 assists. Devin Booker, the current top-scorer, failed to impress in Game 3 with 15 points and Monty Williams will be hoping that he'll find the same form he was in in Game 1, where he secured a 40-point triple-double.
Paul George bounced back with a vengeance after possibly handing Game 2 to the Suns after missing a couple of free throws. George finished Game 3 with 27 points and 15 rebounds to his name and it was the high scoring third quarter which drove the Clippers to victory. Kawhi Leonard is still out with a knee injury but Ivica Zubac and Reggie Jackson took put on a show, with Zubac completing a 15 point double-double and Jackson scoring 23 points with 9-of-17 shooting from the field
Betting on The Clippers vs The Suns Game 4
This is where it gets interesting. The Suns covered the spread 4 times from their last six away from home in the postseason games. A $50 bet to widen the gap to 3-1 will potentially return $95, although NBA betting fans are not so convinced.
The Clippers have won 13 out of 14 of their last home games against the Suns and covered the spread 10 times.
The Suns are still the slight favorites when it comes to spread betting, as it's set at -1 with odds of -115. For the Clippers to cover the spread, they have odds priced at -105.
The Suns cover the overs bet most of their games played, going over in 46 out of 85 games. The over/under for the Game 4 is at 219.5 points with both under and over having odds of -110. Keep in mind that The Sun's average 114.4 points per game while the Clippers’ 114, which is over what the 219.5 totals bet set for Game 4.
The Suns proved that they are human after all, with a sub-par performance in Game 3. The Clippers seemed to be gaining momentum and the timing couldn't be better. Another loss could have spelled disaster but they seemed to be following their usual trend in the postseason games. Game 4 is a tough one to predict, but considering the Clippers are playing in LA with a healthy line-up, chances are they'll come out on top, covering the Over in the process.
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