The Phoenix Suns enter the second of a back-to-back set against the toast of the Western Conference on Thursday night. The Suns are coming off a close win over the Utah Jazz to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the conference. Devin Booker and Chris Paul combined for 64 points in the win. Now, the Suns take on the Los Angeles Clippers, who are trying to fend off the Denver Nuggets for third place. This is another big-time West matchup with playoff implications. Let’s take a look at the lines on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick ATS: Suns +6
I realize that the Suns are on the second of a B2B with another tough road game, but this spread seems a bit high, no? Phoenix us 8-3 ATS on no days rest this season and remains the best team ATS overall in 2020-21. Devin Booker has been on a tear lately and usually that means he’s unguardable. CP3 will definitely be motivated heading back to L.A. to face his former team in a big spot. Just stats and narrative alone scream this game will go down to the wire.
Player Prop: Devin Booker O4.5 rebounds (+100)
This particular player prop for Booker is currently sitting at plus-money, but could switch over to minus-money the closer we get to game time. This season, the former Kentucky guard is playing at an All-Star level, averaging 26.1 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
In the Suns’ last 10 games, Booker is recording 5.2 rebounds per game and has gone over 4.5 rebounds in five games. But in their last five games, that number drops to 3.8 rebounds per game. After having three-straight 30-plus point performances, the Clippers will try to keep Book off the board. That means, he’ll have to affect the game in other ways.
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