Clippers vs. Spurs - 11/10/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (2-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSW2, NBATV
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers play Monday at the STAPLES Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have lost three of their last four games and are still looking for their first road win of the season. The Spurs are averaging 92.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 18.6 points and 4.2 assists, while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. However, the Spurs are shooting just 31.5 percent from downtown and are turning the ball over 16.6 times per game. The Spurs lack of offense has to be frustrating and it doesn’t help that Manu Ginobili is shooting under 40 percent from the field. Defensively, the San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points. Marco Belinelli remains questionable for this matchup with a groin injury.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have also been shaky out of the gate and rank dead last in the league with an average of 34.3 rebounds per game. Overall, the Clippers are averaging 103.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting. The lack of defense has really been hurting the Clippers, as they’ve allowed 100 or more points in 13 of their last 16 regular season games. Blake Griffin leads the Clippers with 24.5 points and is probable for this matchup despite an illness. Jamal Crawford is averaging 20.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and Chris Paul has racked up double-digit assists in his last five games. In order for the Clippers to get back on track, they have to get their rebounding in order, which shouldn’t be an issue considering they’re one of the bigger teams in the league.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Clippers are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Spurs are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Los Angeles and 17-8 ATS in the last 25 meetings overall.
Getting the San Antonio Spurs and free points? Sign me up. Neither team has lived up to expectations early on, but the Spurs have dominated the Clippers against the number over the years, and the Clippers have been brutal ATS overall the last several games. Give me the Spurs in this spot.