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Spurs vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds LAC -13, SA +582 | LAC -858 O/U 232.5
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-34. So far, the team has gone 23-25-0 against the spread. Over the Spurs current 3 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -11.33 points per game.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 113-104 loss to the Lakers. Going into this game, the team was 7 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. San Antonio let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 45.0%.
The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-24. So far, the team has gone 24-25-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Los Angeles will look to extend their 3 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 12.33 points.
In their previous game, the Clippers took down the Lakers by a score of 133-115. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 4 point favorites. Los Angeles played well enough in the second half to prevent the Lakers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 23 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Paul George, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 55.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Spurs saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Clippers, averaging 103.0 points per game. Like the Spurs, the Clippers scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 97.33 points per game vs San Antonio. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 218 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 48 games, the Spurs are averaging 112.9 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, San Antonio is averaging 100.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Keldon Johnson leads the Spurs in scoring at 21.6 points per game, placing him 36th in the NBA. Overall, Johnson has hit 42.7% of his shots while accounting for 19.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 13th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 13.4 points per game, Tre Jones is the 2nd leading scorer for the Spurs. For the season, he is 133rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 44.0%.
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 110.2 points per game. So far, the Clippers are averaging 97.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 20th in the league in field goal percentage 46.8%.
Defensively, the Clippers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 108.39 points per contest (11th).
This season, the Clippers offense has primarily worked through Paul George and Norman Powell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 34 games, George is 27th in the NBA at 23.2 points per game. So far, him and Powell have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 39.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Norman Powell is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for Los Angeles to go along with 1.7 assists.
Spurs vs Clippers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -13
- Free Total Prediction: Over 232.5