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Spurs and Clippers Going in Opposite Directions Against the Spread

Two of the Western Conference’s top teams hook up tonight in Los Angeles as the Clippers welcome the surging Spurs to town. San Antonio is having a very strong December, winning seven of eight games in the month and covering the spread in five straight. The Clippers are doing a decent job of keeping their heads above water with Blake Griffin on the shelf, but they’ve been a poor bet for over a month now as they’ve gone just 5-13 ATS since mid-November.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The Clippers are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • In 13 career games vs the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard is averaging just 11.8 points per game.

The Clippers are in a bit of a rare spot tonight, as they opened as a home underdog, which is a situation they’ve been in just once this season. Going back to last season, they’ve dropped three straight SU and ATS as a home dog. The Spurs, meanwhile, are on a nice run as a road favorite, posting an 18-1 SU record in their last 19 games in that spot with an 11-7-1 ATS record in that span.

The total for the game opened at 204 points. The Spurs are currently on a run of five consecutive UNDERs in road games. Ironically enough, their offense has actually been more productive on the road this season, averaging six more points per game than at home. The Clippers are one of only seven teams in the association to be allowing less than 100 points per game on their home court.

These teams played earlier in the season in San Antonio and the Clippers dominated, winning 116-92. This has been a back-and-forth rivalry, however, as the teams have split their last 10 games against each other.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Clippers as -1-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 205 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Clippers to win this game 2-0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers sport a record of 21-8 and 14-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the San Antonio Spurs sit at 23-5 and 15-12-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 19-10 for the Los Angeles Clippers and 15-13 for the San Antonio Spurs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Antonio injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated San Antonio Spurs taking on the No. 6-rated Los Angeles Clippers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 18-rated NBA squad against San Antonio's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 8 in the league with 10.28 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 9.04 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spurs got 21 points from Kawhi Leonard as San Antonio ran past Houston 102-100 on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Los Angeles earned a 119-102 victory over Denver on Tuesday, getting 27 points from JJ Redick at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Portland, Friday, December 23rd
Los Angeles home to Dallas, Friday, December 23rd

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