The Phoenix Suns find themselves one win away from the 2021 NBA Finals when they meet the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 on Monday evening. The Suns narrowly escaped in Games 2 and 4 and will have a chance to close out the series at home. Kawhi Leonard remains out for the Clippers, who have fought admirably as a unit but failed to close out some close games and are now one more loss away from seeing their season end.
Pick ATS: Clippers +5.5
The Suns won their three games by a combined 11 points. The Clippers won Game 3 by 14 points. Los Angeles is playing better as a collective group without Leonard, something that the organization will have to address later on. The main point for bettors is Phoenix cannot seem to beat these guys convincingly. Maybe that changes in Game 5, but the series so far indicates the Clippers will either win big or suffer another close loss. Take the road team to cover the spread.
Player Prop: Mikal Bridges over 1.5 assists (+100)
Bridges is not typically filling up the stat sheet in this category but he’s been solid here of late. The small forward has two or more assists in four of the last five playoff games. At +100, this is great value for someone who gets a lot of minutes and only needs to make two plays to pay off this wager.
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