Clippers vs. Spurs - 2/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (45-8) at Los Angeles Clippers (35-18)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +3 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 91.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.2 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Danny Green is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won eight of their last 10 road games. Matt Bonner and Tony Parker are questionable.
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The Los Angeles Clippers also look to stay hot after winning 15 of their last 20 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.3 points and 9.4 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.4 points and 1.4 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Spurs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 23-6 ATS in their last 29 games following a ATS loss. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Clippers are playing as well as anybody right now, so there's great value on getting them at home and with the free bucket. While the Spurs are also playing well, the Clips should have the advantage at home where they've won seven of their last nine. Give me the home team.