Veteran guard Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns battle it out with the Clippers in Los Angeles on Sunday. Who will walk away winners?

Steve NashThe LA Clippers have lost three of their last five, but did grab a win their last time on the court on Saturday. 

We've gotten accustomed to Blake Griffin taking all the plaudits but all of it is completely deserved. He was fantastic again in the latest win over Cleveland, recording 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in close to 38 minutes of play. 

Making his return after missing six games, Eric Gordon was also very effective for Vinny Del Negro's squad, scoring 29 points on 9-of-20 shooting. 

Steve Nash's Phoenix Suns however will look to steal the show this weekend on the road. 

The Suns finally ended their rough patch with a long-awaited 108-97 victory at home over the Golden State Warriors. 

Nash had 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds while Grant Hill and Channing Frye both scored 17 points as well. Marcin Gortat put up 18 points, nine boards and four assists off the bench. 

A closer look at the trends for Sunday clash  

Blake GriffinPhoenix is 4-5-1 ATS in its last 10 matchups overall but has gone 3-0-1 ATS in its previous four road games leading up to this weekend. 

Then we've got the Clippers, who are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home contests despite a 1-4 ATS mark in their previous five games overall. 

The Suns are now two and a half games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the Western Conference's eighth and final postseason spot. 

Phoenix has won four times in its last five visits to Staple Center to play the Clippers, though L.A. did win in the most previous meeting behind a combined 52 points from Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon. 

Those two will the faces of this franchise for years to come, an exciting prospect for Clippers fans who have endured through enough hard times for a lifetime.

Still, Steve Nash keeps defying critics by continuing to play at an extremely high level and I like him to win the matchup this weekend over a hobbled Mo Williams (ankle) out at the point. 

The Suns are a respectable 17-14-2 ATS on the road (as opposed to 13-20-1 ATS at home) – their depth should help them overcome a Clippers team that relies too much on the production of its two young stars. 

The NBA odds makers are expecting a close game, and the most sportsbooks have the Clippers favored by 1.5. Griffin will have a big game, as always, but I believe Alvin Gentry's troops will spread the ball around and play well enough to secure their second win in a row. 

FREE Pick: Phoenix gets it done, leading to an ATS cover in L.A.