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    Phoenix Suns versus LA Clippers versus Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-23-2012

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    The 20-6 LA Clippers will travel to play the 11-15 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip time from Phoenix is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The current NBA odds in this game has the road team LA Clippers favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 196 points. There has been no movement in the line since it opened up a few hours ago.

    These two teams met back on December 8th with the Clippers posting the 117-99 home win as a -10 point favorite. Trend: LA Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their past nine games.

    LA has strung together 12 straight wins. The come off the 97-85 home win against Sacramento on Friday as a -13 ½ point favorite. They key to this win streak by the Clippers has been the play on both ends of the court. The Clippers have allowed 89 points or less to six of their past seven opponents. They are fourth in the NBA in scoring defense and allow 42% shooting good for third in the NBA. Blake Griffin leads the Clips with 18 points a game.

    The Suns are 9-5 straight up at home on the year. After winning four straight at home the Phoenix Suns hit the road and are beaten on Saturday by the Portland Trailblazers 96-93 as a +4 ½ point underdog. In the loss the Suns allow the Trailblazers nearly 48% from the floor and Portland grabs 14 more rebounds. Phoenix fails to capitalize on 22 Portland turnovers. A big discrepancy at the free throw line as Portland attempts 17 more tries. Phoenix has not been good on defense by allowing nearly 102 points a game ranking sixth in the NBA. Goran Dragic leads the team with nearly 15 points a night.