Clippers vs. Suns Game 5 Prediction

Clippers vs. Suns Game 5, 6/28/01 NBA Western Conference Finals Predictions

Listed as a 5.5-point home favorite, the Suns can close out the Clippers and advance to the NBA Finals with a victory on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will they also cover the spread in the process or is there a better play on the board?

Game Snapshot

511 Los Angeles Clippers (+5.5) at 512 Phoenix Suns (-5.5); o/u 214.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, June 28, 2021

Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ

Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin

Kawhi Leonard (right knee) will not play in Game 5 against the Suns on Tuesday. Kawhi being ruled out is just a formality these days as it would be flabbergasting to see him suit up again this season, especially considering his team’s season is over with just one more loss to Phoenix. Paul George will continue to take the reins in LA, and the next three games (if they play that many) are must-wins for the Clips.

Phoenix Suns DFS Spin

Deandre Ayton went nuts in a Game 4 win against the Clippers on Saturday night, totaling 19 points, playoff career-highs of 22 boards and four blocks, three assists and a steal in 41 big minutes. He’s been feasting all series, but this was the game where he really made a statement and led the Suns to a commanding 3-1 lead to put them just a single victory away from a trip to the NBA Finals. Basically the only issue we’ve had with Ayton this series from a statistical standpoint is his lack of blocks, but he came through tonight to reach a new playoff career-high four of them. Even more, DA shot 8-of-14 from the field tonight, extending his streak of playoff games with at least a 50% shooting mark from the floor to 14 games, the longest streak since 1954-1955. Devin Booker made just eight of his 22 shots but still came through with 25 points and two steals in 38 minutes before fouling out late, while Chris Paul had a nice 18/4/7 line and moved up to 12th on the NBA playoffs all-time assists list for yet another milestone for the Point God. Game 5 on Monday will be a must-watch for fans and a must-win for the Clippers.

Clippers vs. Suns Game 5 Prediction

The over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix and has cashed in five of the Clippers’ last six games overall, as well as in all four of their last four games as an underdog. On the other side, the over is 12-5-1 in the Suns’ last 18 games coming off an ATS win and is 21-10 in their last 31 games when favored.

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PREDICTION: CLIPPERS/SUNS OVER 214.5

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