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Clippers Host Spurs in Key West Matchup

Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers NBA

The Western Conference has been mostly a two-team show with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs running away at the top since the season began. But while the Los Angeles Clippers are still a long way away from reaching those heights, they did a great job of making their presence felt in the next tier out west.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games versus the Western Conference.
  • OVER has cashed in six of the Spurs’ last eight road games.
  • The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus the Western Conference.

At online book Bovada, the Spurs are tabbed as 5-point favorites for the first meeting between the two clubs at STAPLES Center this season.

The Spurs defeated the Clippers 115-107 as 7.5-point faves when the pair met in Texas back on December 18. That loss started a three-game losing skid that dropped the Clippers’ record to 16-13, but since then, the Clippers have gone 19-5 SU and have been a profitable venture at the betting window as well, going 15-9 ATS during that span.

The Spurs, however, have been the best bet in the NBA this season, taking a 34-19 ATS record into STAPLES Center as the NBA returns from it’s All-Star break. They have had the edge in recent head-to-head meetings with the Clippers as well, posting a 5-2 ATS mark in the last seven meetings (including last year’s playoff series).

The Clippers will continue to be without Blake Griffin, but that doesn’t seem to matter. The team has played it’s best basketball of the season without the forward and considering they’re doing everything they can to secure a top-four playoff spot in the west, it’s tough to bet against them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Antonio Spurs betting line opened this morning as -3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 207.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 103-102 win for the Clippers on Thursday. 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 are 35-18 so far on the NBA season, and 25-26-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, are 45-8 and 34-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 24-27-2 and the Spurs go 25-26-2 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Antonio injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 2-rated Spurs in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 24-rated NBA squad against San Antonio's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 8 in the league with 9.34 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 7.34 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points leading the Spurs to a 98-96 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Wednesday.

The Clippers got a terrific 35-point performance from Chris Paul but Boston handed them a 139-134 defeat on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • LA Clippers is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers's last 9 games
  • LA Clippers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Los Angeles, Friday, February 19th
Los Angeles home to Golden State, Saturday, February 20th