NBA betting fans know that Game 5 could be the end of the Western Conference for the Clippers. A home loss brought the score up to 3-1 in favor of The Suns and with Game 5 being played in Arizona, we cannot see how The Suns would miss out and the top bookmakers agree. This time round, The Suns are the clear favorites on the Moneyline, with a win priced at -222. If The Suns are able to finish off The Clippers in Game 5, it will be the first time in almost three decades that they would have reached the NBA finals.
A Closer Look at Game 5
Staying in the series is looking like an uphill battle for the Clippers and confidence in Game 5 amongst NBA betting fans is at an all-time low. George was instrumental in leading the team in previous games of the series but seemed to have slowed down in the conference semifinals.
The Clippers have been finding trouble penetrating the Suns’ defence in recent games and it’s possible that Tyronn Lue is running out of ideas and his men are running out of energy.
Reggie Jackson will need to do much better in Game 5 if The Clippers are going to stand a chance, even though he scored 20 points. Terance Mann has impressed many NBA betting fans in the Western Conference but it’s clearly not enough to get through The Suns’ stubborn defence. There’s absolutely no doubt that The Suns’ are playing some of the best basketball we’ve seen them play in recent years, but can this momentum take them all the way?
Can The Clippers Turn It Around?
NBA betting fans are convinced in The Suns’ performances on the court and have no doubt they’ll be the ones progressing to the finals. Kawhi Leonards’ absence due to injury was sorely missed and to add salt to the gaping wound, Chris Paul returned to help The Suns on their way to the finals. Considering all the facts and the previous games, we don’t think The Clippers have what it takes to beat The Suns’ at home.
Betting on The Suns vs The Slippers: Game 5
All bookmakers seem to agree that The Suns’ got this one in the bag and considering everything that’s been discussed above, a sensible moneyline bet on The Suns to win is the way to go. While the odds are not phenomenal, a $50 bet will potentially return $72.50 if The Suns’ win Game 5 and qualify for the finals.
The Suns are priced at -110 with -5 points against the spread. We believe The Suns’ will cover the spread in Game 5 although there’s not much to say about the totals bet. The low scoring total in Game 4 finished in under and Game 5 has odds set at -110 and totals points of 214.5. With The Suns’ having such a strong defence, our betting tip would be: Bet on under 214.5 points.
Keep in mind that The Clippers only managed to win one from their last five games on the road and are 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games against The Suns. In Arizona, The Suns seem to excel and we expect them to close out the series in Game 5.
Phoenix Suns -220
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