Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 6 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 29, 2021

Marcus Morris Sr. nearly matched his entire points output from Games 1 to 4 on Monday. The Clippers now head back home to L.A. for a chance to force a deciding Game 7 against the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix
51-21
AT
June 30, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Pointspread -1 -108
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +214.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread +1 -112
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +214.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

After both teams failed to break 90 points in Game 4, the offence returned on Monday with the L.A. Clippers forcing a Game 6 with a 116-102 win over the Phoenix Suns.  L.A. will have home court on Wednesday as they attempt to force a seventh and deciding game against the Suns.

This game opened as a pick’em on the NBA odds with the moneyline sitting at -110 for both teams.  The total is 215.

Suns vs. Clippers NBA Playoff Odds

Phoenix has been a solid cover option as they’re 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six on the road.  Despite leading this series and being a sizeable favourite, history hasn’t been on the Suns’ side against L.A.  Phoenix has lost 14 of their last 20 games against L.A.  That record hasn’t stopped the Suns from leading this series and they currently sit at -833 to move on to the NBA Finals.

The Clippers have also covered well, going 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.  Over the last few years they’ve been absolutely dominant at home against Phoenix.  L.A. is 14-2 straight up in their last 16 home games against the Suns.  The Clips are +412 underdogs to complete the series comeback.

The total went Over in Games 1 and 5.  Games 2, 3 and 4 all went Under.

Phoenix Suns

With two chances to win the series, the Suns won’t be panicking.  Phoenix was fairly steady throughout all of Game 5, it was a bad start that really hurt them.  Five minutes in, the Suns were down 20-5, before going on a 16-5 run of their own.  Devin Booker led the way with a team-high 31 points.  A good sign from Monday was the play of Chris Paul, who looks like he’s back up to game shape after missing time in COVID protocols.  Paul finished with 22 points and eight assists.

Deandre Ayton put up a relatively quiet 10 points in Game 5, although he did add 11 rebounds.  The 2018 first-overall draft pick is a staple of this Phoenix team.  Ayton averaged 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in the regular season and he has managed to boost those numbers to 16.6 points and 11.4 rebounds in the playoffs.  He’s also shooting an incredible 70.9 per cent from the field.  Ayton is only the third player in NBA history to average those numbers and he has done it over the most games.

Los Angeles Clippers

It was another monster night for Paul George, who recorded a playoff career-high 41 points Monday.  He also put up 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals on 15-of-20 shooting from the field.  George is the first player in Clippers history to record at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a single playoff game.  Marcus Morris Sr. and Reggie Jackson combined for 45 points and DeMarcus Cousins chipped in 15 points from the bench.  Coach Ty Lue now has a career record of 10-2 in elimination games.

The supporting cast was a big part of Game 5 from the start, as Jackson and Morris Sr. combined for 25 points in the first quarter alone.  That secondary offence is going to be crucial if L.A. has a chance in this series.  Look to Morris Sr.’s production to be a major factor in the Clippers’ success or failure.  After putting up a combined 28 points in the first four games of the series, his 20 points in the first half alone was a big reason why L.A. led by seven at the break.

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