Clippers set to play host to the Spurs

The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the San Antonio Spurs as those Western Conference clubs meet for the first time this season on Monday night.

Los Angeles and San Antonio split their matchups 2-2 SU last season, but the Clippers held a 3-1 ATS edge. Overall the Clippers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against the Spurs, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-4.

The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 12-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Clippers are 14-11 ATS. San Antonio is 13-10 against the total, while Los Angeles is 11-13-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

The Spurs were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 202.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Spurs taking on the No. 7-rated Clippers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-97 win for the Spurs on Monday.

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Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 100-84 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio got 22 points and 12 rebounds from Tim Duncan en route to a 100-84 victory over Utah on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-97 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Clippers covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Clippers got a 38-point performance from Chris Paul as Los Angeles handed Washington a 113-97 defeat on Saturday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 13 in the league with 42.96 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.76 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 8 with 8.39 per contest.

Next up:
San Antonio at Phoenix, Wednesday, December 18th
Los Angeles home to Charlotte, Wednesday, December 18th

 

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