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Spurs Clippers Game 1 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to have their hands full on Tuesday night as they play on the road as big underdogs in Game 1 of their second-round NBA series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Tim Duncan and the Spurs swept the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, while the Clippers needed an 82-72 road win over the Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon to advance to this series.

This season the Spurs are 50-16 overall and 42-20-4 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 40-26 and 33-32-1 ATS. As for the totals, San Antonio is 39-26-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 31-33-2.

View LA Clippers vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spurs are listed as 11-point favorites at TopBet and other online sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 191.5 (over at 5Dimes).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spurs rated this week at No. 3 and the Clippers sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-101 result in favor of the Spurs today.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 22 in the league with 41.6 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 5 with 7.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.1 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 82-72 result against the Grizzlies on May 13. The Clippers covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 154 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chris Paul scored 19 points leading the Clippers to an 82-72 victory over Memphis at FedExForum on Sunday.

The Spurs were an 87-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors. Manu Ginobili scored 17 points leading the Spurs to an 87-81 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

 

A few Clippers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing San Antonio
LA Clippers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 17-1 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
San Antonio is 20-2 SU in their last 22 games when playing LA Clippers

Next up:
LA Clippers at San Antonio, Thursday, May 17
San Antonio home to LA Clippers, Thursday, May 17

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