Spurs vs. Clippers - 1/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (32-14) at San Antonio Spurs (30-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, KENS, ESPN
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs play Saturday night at the AT&T Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last eight games and continue their lengthy road trip. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 107 points on 47.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.7 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 39.9 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers have improved on the defensive side during this stretch, as they’re allowing 42.1 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Clippers lack of defense has been their weakness all season long but they’ve won 19 straight when allowing less than 100 points.
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The San Antonio Spurs hope to keep things rolling as they’ve won seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.3 points and eight rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is shooting 41.7 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are playing their best basketball of the season now that they’re entire team is healthy. The Spurs have allowed less than 100 points in seven of their last eight games despite allowing 37 percent shooting from deep in their last five games.
The Clippers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in San Antonio and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
It's hard to beat the Spurs as it is, but it's even tougher when you're playing a rested Spurs squad on the end of a back-to-back. Take SA and the small chalk.