Spurs vs. Clippers - 12/22/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (19-8) at San Antonio Spurs (17-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSSW
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs play Monday night at the AT&T Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six games and hope to snap a three-game road skid. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 9.9 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are back to being an offensive machine, as they’re averaging 106.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Clippers have won 16 of their last 18 games SU when topping 100 points. However, the Clippers road struggles have been an issue, as five of their eight losses have come away from home.
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The San Antonio Spurs have lost four straight games and continue to deal with injuries. Tim Duncan is averaging 15.8 points and 11 rebounds while Danny Green is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. Manu Ginobili is shooting 39.3 percent from the field and Marco Belinelli is averaging 9.5 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are struggling heavily on the defensive end during this losing stretch, as they’re allowing 108.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Of course, that’s not exactly Spurs basketball but injuries certainly haven’t helped them during this run. The Spurs have lost three straight games at home. Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard are expected to miss this game with injuries.
The Clippers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spurs are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 8-18 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Regardless of who is playing for the Spurs, it's always wise to take them in a pick em game. There's just too much value with this line, as we all know the Spurs are tough to beat no matter who is on the court.