San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 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: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers meet again for Game 4 today.
The Spurs will be looking to extend their series lead to 3-1 today after making light work of the Clippers in a 100-73 rout in Game 3. Kawhi Leonard proved unstoppable for the Clippers as he poured in 32 points on 13 of 18 shooting while Boris Diaw added 15 points off the bench, but while the Spurs shot a healthy 52.6 percent from the field, their defense was even more impressive in holding the Clippers to 34.1 percent shooting and a season-low 11 points in the third quarter.
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As for the Clippers, not a single player scored more than Blake Griffin's 14 points which is scary for one of the best offensive teams in the league. Chris Paul and JJ Redick scored just seven points each while Jamal Crawford shot just 1 of 11 for his five points as the Clippers struggled from start to finish against the Spurs. The Clippers can reclaim control of the series with a win today, but they've shown nothing to suggest that they can flip the script on the Spurs in this one.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Spurs are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
Head to head, the underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall and the over is 13-5-2 in the last 20 meetings in San Antonio.
There's still so much basketball to be played in this series, so you shouldn't count the Clippers out just yet, but they have a mountain to climb in front of them and I can't see the Spurs tripping up given how well they've been playing.