NBA Odds: Clippers take on Spurs
The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking for some revenge on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night as those Western Conference contenders do battle in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks.
The Spurs knocked off the Clippers by a score of 116-90 as a 4-point road underdog when those teams last met on February 21 in an OVER result for totals bettors. The Clippers are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS over their 10 most recent matchups with the Spurs.
San Antonio battles the Clippers, currently with a 49-23 mark (39-32-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-39-1 for the Spurs and 39-33 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Spurs) and the No. 4 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 107-105 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 104.3 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 94.3 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 48.6% so far, more than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 95.7 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 105-91 result against the Hornets on March 27. The Clippers covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game OVER the total. Blake Griffin scored 19 points leading the Clippers to a 105-91 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.
The Spurs were a 100-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tim Duncan scored 23 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over Denver, 100-99, on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Clippers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
LA Clippers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games
LA Clippers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 19-2 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
San Antonio is 21-4 SU in their last 25 games when playing LA Clippers
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
LA Clippers at Houston, Saturday, March 30
San Antonio home to Miami, Sunday, March 31