San Antonio Spurs (7-6) at Los Angeles Clippers (8-5)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 108.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25 points and 6.6 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.9 points and 10.5 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost three straight road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 19.1 points and 4.2 assists. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six straight home games.
The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Clippers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings and the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are just a mess right now, losing four of their last five games and just getting rocked last night against the Phoenix Suns. The Los Angeles Clippers have been the surprise team I predicted they'd be before the season and are outscoring teams by 8.6 points at home this season. The Spurs are having issues scoring and playing on the end of a back to back won't help matters. I'm concerned. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Clippers at home.