San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (42-23) at San Antonio Spurs (56-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -9 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers travel to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
The Clippers have won five of their last eight games but they'll be scratching their heads after losing to the Cavaliers by 114-90 at home on Sunday. Chris Paul steered the offense with 17 points and 10 assists while JJ Redick led the scoring with 19 points on seven of 11 shooting, but the Clippers were just no match for the Cavaliers who connected on 18 of 37 three-pointers to deal the Clippers their worst loss of the season. With the loss, Los Angeles falls to 42-23 on the season which is still good enough for fourth place in the Western Conference which leaves them 1.5 games behind Oklahoma City in third place.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs continued their march towards yet another playoff season with a 93-85 win over the Thunder on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard led the scoring with 26 points while LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points as the Spurs took down the Thunder on the back of a dominant 48-36 second half performance. As a team, the Spurs shot just 40 percent from the field and four of 24 from the 3-point line, but they were impressive on the defensive end, especially against Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka who combined to shoot just eight of 29 from the field. With the win, San Antonio remain in second place with a record of 56-10 on the season.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following a double digit loss at home and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games, while the Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the over is 15-6-2 in the last 23 meetings in San Antonio and the underdog is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Clippers have certainly been in good form lately, but their massive loss to the Cavs has me a little worried, so I'm sticking with the Spurs who are still undefeated at home after 32 games.