Oddsmakers peg Phoenix Suns as favorites in Game 5 vs. Clippers
Jun 28, 2021, 9:48 AM
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The Phoenix Suns return home Monday night with a 3-1 lead and the chance at finishing off the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals.
From how the betting lines are shaking out, oddsmakers believe the Suns have what it takes to end the series in five games.
After opening at 6.5-point favorites, most sportsbooks have Phoenix as 5.5-point favorites over the Clippers in Game 5.
The matchup has an over/under of 214 after opening at 218.
As for scoring the first basket, Suns center Deandre Ayton is +450 to do so after recording the first points in three of the last four playoff games.
Deandre Ayton has scored the first basket in three of four games this series 💰
Will Ayton do it again tonight? He’s +450… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/jN6LKwGPtB
— NBABet (@nbabet) June 28, 2021
Phoenix enters Game 5 fully healthy, while the Clippers will be without star forward Kawhi Leonard yet again.
Leonard hasn’t played since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals due to a knee injury that is reportedly feared to be an ACL issue.
The Suns are 9-2 against the spread and 10-1 straight up over their last 11 games.
Most believe the Suns won’t stop at the Western Conference Finals, as Phoenix’s odds at winning the championship improved to +105 Sunday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks are behind the Suns at +115, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at +1,400 and Clippers at +2,200.
Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station for extended Suns coverage leading up to the 6 p.m. tip in Phoenix.