San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (4-1) at San Antonio Spurs (5-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -4.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs square off in a key NBA showdown Saturday night at the AT&T Center on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for their third road victory already in hopes of building on their 4-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 100 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 90.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 20.4 points and 8.4 assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 18.8 points and 10.6 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs hope to build on their 5-1 start after beating the Utah Jazz Friday night. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 28.4 points and 3.8 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Pacific. The underdog is 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the over is 15-7-2 in the last 24 meetings in San Antonio.
The home team has won the last four meetings between the Clippers and Spurs, and I give San Antonio the edge here based off its defense. The Clippers have had issues scoring early this season and of course the Spurs make you work for everything you get. Not to mention the Spurs are one of the tougher teams in the NBA to beat at home. I'll take San Antonio and the small line.