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Suns vs. Clippers pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 3

We go over some of the best betting options for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns.

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Denver Nuggets during Round 2, Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 11, 2021 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns lead the Los Angeles Clippers 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals and will attempt to take a commanding 3-0 lead at the Staples Center on Thursday. Kawhi Leonard is out for the Clippers with a knee injury and Chris Paul is set to return to the court after missing two games because of a positive COVID-19 test. Let’s go over the best betting odds for the matchup at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Suns vs. Clippers, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Pick ATS: Suns -1

Phoenix won two straight without its floor general and is about to get significantly more lethal with Paul back on the court. The Suns’ playmaking and defense should improve with Paul in the starting lineup, and Cameron Payne will be able to heavily impact bench minutes if he stays hot and runs the second unit. The Clippers scored just 109.7 points without Leonard during the regular season, and topping an elite defensive team like Phoenix at full strength won’t be easy.

Player Prop: Reggie Jackson over 18.5 points (-127)

Jackson is averaging 23.0 points per game since Leonard’s absence. Expect that production to continue as the Clippers look to avoid a 3-0 deficit. In what is essentially a must-win game, Jackson will be expected to produce and he’s been up to the task so far.

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