Clippers vs. Spurs Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Clippers go on the road and hand the San Antonio Spurs another loss when the two teams meet up tonight at 8:30PM ET?
561 Los Angeles Clippers at 562 San Antonio Spurs
Thursday, December 13, 2018
8:30PM ET – AT&T Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Clippers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 222 points. The public betting currently has 80 percent going on Spurs at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Clippers in a funk
Despite having a good season overall, the Clippers have lost three of their last four games. They suffered a 123-99 loss at home to the Raptors on Tuesday night. L.A. has failed to cover the spread in four straight games. The Clippers are 17-10 on the season, 8-7 on the road, 15-12 against the spread and 17-10 with the over.
Los Angeles has one of the stronger offenses in the NBA, averaging 115.3 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 37 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Clippers are allowing 113.2 points per game. Lou Williams is currently out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Tobias Harris is leading the team with 21 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Danilo Gallinari is adding 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
Spurs heating up
The Spurs have won three straight games coming into tonight, including a 111-86 win over Phoenix on Tuesday. They have covered the spread in three straight games as well. San Antonio is 14-14 on the season, 10-4 at home, 14-13-1 against the spread and 17-10-1 with the over.
San Antonio is struggling on defense this season, allowing 112.4 points per game. Opponents are shooting 48 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from the arc. Offensively, the Spurs are putting up 110.3 points per game while shooting 38.9 percent from the arc. DeMar DeRozan has been leading the team with 24.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a loss of more than 10 points.
The Spurs are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five against Pacific Division opponents.
The Clippers picked up a 5-point win at home over the Spurs a month ago, but San Antonio covered the spread. The Spurs are on an upswing at home right now, picking up wins and covers against the Lakers, Jazz and Suns. The Clippers are starting to slip a little thanks to the injury to Williams. Their offense has been held under 100 points in three of their last four and their only positive in that run was against an awful Suns team in a game that went to OT. Look for the Spurs add to the Clippers struggles.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -2.5