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Clippers vs. Suns line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the L.A. Clippers and the Phoenix Suns
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The Phoenix Suns and the L.A. Clippers face off in a Western Conference matchup at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. Phoenix is favored by 11.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 220.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Clippers vs. Suns picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Clippers are elite on defense. L.A. is holding opponents to 106.4 points per 100 possessions, ranking in the to top five in defensive efficiency. The Clippers lead the NBA in free-throw prevention, allowing 17.3 attempts per game, and L.A. is in the top eight in 2-point shooting allowed (51.0 percent) and 3-point shooting allowed (33.1 percent). The Clippers are in the top 10 in turnovers created (14.7 per game) and assists allowed (23.4 per game), with an above-average mark in steals at 7.9 per game.

The model also knows the Suns are balanced and complete. Phoenix leads the NBA in field goal percentage, making nearly 48 percent of shots, and the Suns are in the top eight in offensive efficiency. The Suns are producing 26.3 assists per game while generating 1.90 assists for every turnover, and Phoenix is in the top 10 of the league in averaging 48.2 points in the paint per game. Phoenix is excellent on defense, limiting opponents to 42.8 percent shooting and 1.04 points allowed per possession. The Suns are also forcing 15.4 turnovers per game, landing in the top eight in the league.

Now, it has set its sights on Clippers vs. Suns. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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