Smart Money Flowing on Clippers-Suns Game 5

The Phoenix Suns have a chance to close out the Western Conference finals in Game 5. Michael Walton reports on how sharp bettors are betting the spread.

Clippers vs. Suns Game 5 Odds

Clippers Odds +5.5
Suns Odds -5.5
Over/Under 212.5
Time | Channel 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

The Clippers will be looking to stave off elimination on Monday night when they head into Phoenix Suns Arena for Game 5.

Los Angeles continued to show the tremendous amount of heart it has, fighting back to make Game 4 a close contest despite trailing for most of the game.

Neither team could make a shot in Game 4, with Los Angeles shooting 32.5% and the Suns shooting 36% from the field. It was truly a war of attrition, as Phoenix eked out the win with Devin Booker and Chris Paul chipping in timely baskets down the stretch.

Though they lost Game 4, the Clippers did have the highest scoring quarter in that contest, racking up 30 points in the third. In that third frame of Game 4, Reggie Jackson (20 points) and Paul George (23 points) both got going, creating offense for themselves, and decent looks in the paint for Ivica Zubac.

Phoenix will likely come out with a ton of energy to start Game 5 in front of a raucous crowd thirsty for a well-deserved NBA Finals appearance.

With that in mind, it will be important for the Clippers to defend without fouling early. In the lone game that the Clippers have won in this series, they held the Suns to 13 free throw attempts.

So how do top NBA bettors see tonight’s Clippers vs. Suns Game 5 playing out?

When it comes to smart money, that answer is clear.

Clippers vs. Suns Game 5 Prediction

Big Money

At the time of writing, the 61% of bettors backing the Suns have generated 81% of the money wagered on Monday’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

This tell us that even though the majority of bettors overall are backing Phoenix, the real money wagered is even more lopsided.

PRO Systems

Clippers vs. Suns also fits into the Action Network’s NBA Playoffs: More Money on Favorites PRO System, which has a 61% against-the-spread win rate and a 19% return on investment since 2015.

Again, the money is clearly flowing on Phoenix tonight, which has been a profitable situation historically for NBA spread bettors.

Top Experts

Three of The Action Network’s top NBA experts are betting on the Suns as well, highlighting why our PRO Report is so bullish on Phoenix covering the number tonight.

PRO Report Pick: Suns -5.5 (-115)

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