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Clippers vs. Suns pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 1

We go over some of the best betting options for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals round of the 2021 NBA playoff between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns.

LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket during the game against the LA Clippers on April 28, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns kick off the Western conference finals Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. The Clippers have reached this round with Kawhi Leonard potentially done for the rest of the season while Suns’ guard Chris Paul is in player safety protocols due to COVID.

Clippers vs. Suns, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Pick ATS: Suns -4.5

The Clippers shocked the Utah Jazz in two games without Leonard, but eventually his loss will be felt. Terance Mann isn’t likely to go 7-10 from deep again. The Suns are a balanced side and will be confident. They’re the pick despite Paul George playing well for LA.

Player Prop: Terance Mann over 1.5 3-pointers (+106)

Mann hit 7-10 shots from behind the arc in LA’s Game 6 victory and while he’s unlikely to shoot that percentage again, the volume should be there. Tyronn Lue is trusting him with more minutes due to his abilities on the defensive end, but Mann should be able to connect on a couple threes in Game 1.

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