Phoenix Suns versus LA Clippers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-24-2012

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The 32-11 LA Clippers will be the road team when they face the 14-28 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.

The pro basketball odds from this NBA game on TNT TV has the road team LA Clippers favored by -7 points with an over under line of 193 points. There has been no movement in this line since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met twice this season with the Clippers winning and covering the point spread both games played home and away. Trend: LA Clippers are 0-3 ATS in their past three games.

The LA Clippers are 13-6 on the road this season. Their losing streak reached two games after a 109-97 home defeat on Tuesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 200 ½ points. It was the second game in a row where the Clippers allowed 106 points or greater and over 50% shooting. LA made just 4 of 16 three pointers in defeat while allowing the Thunder over 55% from beyond the arc. Blake Griffin led LA with 31 points and 11 rebounds on 11 of 19 shooting. The Clippers remain fourth in the league in two huge defensive categories as they allow an average of 93 points and 43.3% shooting.

The Phoenix Suns are 10-11 on their home court and will be on a back to back. They team has lost seven of their past nine games. They come off the 106-96 road win last night against the Sacramento Kings as a +3 point underdog. The total landed right at the closing line of 202 points. The Suns shot nearly 48% from the floor and connected on 14 of their 16 free throws. They forced 25 Kings turnovers and a good thing they did so as Phoenix gets crushed on the glass by 19 rebounds. Luis Scoloa had 21 points and 7 rebounds on 9 of 13 shooting. Phoenix is a very poor defensive team. They allow 46.7% shooting which is 29th in the NBA. They are the worst NBA team in three point field goal defense by allowing 39% converted shots from beyond the arc.

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