Clippers at Spurs - 4/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (57-28) at San Antonio Spurs (57-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs play game four of their playoff series Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Clippers really need this game after falling 2-1 in the series. Blake Griffin is averaging 23 points and 11.3 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 20 points and 5.7 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.3 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is dishing one assist. The Los Angeles Clippers need to get something from their bench, as Crawford is the only bench player averaging at least six points. Whether it’s Matt Barnes, Spencer Hawes or Austin Rivers, somebody needs to take some of the pressure off the Clippers starters. The Clippers have lost five of their last eight games when scoring under 100 points. The Clippers have won eight of their last nine road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs can really take control of this series with a victory here. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Patty Mills is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Boris Diaw is dishing 4.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are starting to play like the team everybody’s afraid of, and they’ve won 14 of their last 15 games when topping 100 points. What’s even more impressive is that the Spurs are finding ways to win without Tony Parker contributing much due to an injury. The Spurs have won 10 straight home games. Aron Baynes is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Clippers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Spurs are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games. The underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Clippers know they have to win this game if they're going to make this a series. I expect a better performance from the road team and at least a cover.