Clippers Spurs Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-0 ATS in their past three games against the San Antonio Spurs as those Western Conference powers meet in NBA betting action at the Staples Center on Thursday.
Los Angeles is 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS over its past three games against San Antonio, winning their last matchup 92-87 as a 4.5-point road underdog on November 19. Four of their last five meetings have turned into UNDER results at the sportsbooks.
Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 43-12 and 30-23-2 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 39-17 and 31-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 30-26, while the Spurs are 25-29-1.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Clippers installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 200.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 3 and the Spurs at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 107-105 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (100.4 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.9 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.7% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 108-102 result against the Kings on February 19. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 210 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio got 30 points from Tony Parker en route to a 108-102 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at Power Balance Pavilion.
The Clippers were a 125-101 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Clippers on Thursday as Los Angeles blasted the Lakers 125-101 at STAPLES Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Spurs at Clippers trends to consider:
San Antonio is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
San Antonio is 21-4 SU in their last 25 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 21 of the LA Clippers last 25 games when playing at home against San Antonio
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio at Golden State, Friday, February 22
LA Clippers home to Utah, Saturday, February 23