Clippers set to battle against the Spurs
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs will be out for revenge on Saturday as they take on Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers in marquee NBA betting action at the sportsbooks.
The Clippers bounced the Spurs 115-92 as a 3-point home underdog in the first meeting of the season between the Western Conference teams on December 16 in an OVER result. Overall Los Angeles is 4-6 SU but 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 21-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 17-16 ATS. Los Angeles is 17-17-1 against the total, while San Antonio is 21-12 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Spurs and the No. 5-ranked Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-99 result in favor of the Spurs.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 119-112 result against the Mavericks on January 3. The Clippers covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 231 combined points took the game OVER the total. Blake Griffin scored 25 points and chipped in with 15 rebounds for Los Angeles on Friday, leading the Clippers to a 119-112 victory over Dallas at American Airlines Center.
The Spurs were a 105-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs got a terrific 32-point performance from Marco Belinelli but New York handed them a 105-101 defeat on Thursday at AT&T Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 7-ranked offense (104.03 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 99.66 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.48% from the field per game, more than the Clippers have managed so far this season (46.48% on average).
Los Angeles home to Orlando, Monday, January 6th
San Antonio at Memphis, Tuesday, January 7th