San Antonio Spurs (6-10) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9-7)
November 19, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8; Over/Under: +224.5
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The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers do battle at the crypto.com Arena on Saturday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been in dreadful form as they’ve lost eight of their past nine games and they will be hoping to put an end to a three-game skid after getting thrashed by the Kings in a 130-112 road loss on Thursday. Devin Vassell led the way with 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Keita Bates-Diop added 16 points on seven of 11 shooting while Tre Jones chipped in with 15 points and four assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 54 percent from the field and 11 of 26 from the 3-point line as they allowed 37 points in the first quarter to fall behind early, before allowing another 41 points in the fourth quarter to lose big in the end.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games and they will be looking to build on Thursday’s 96-91 win over the Pistons. Reggie Jackson led the way with 23 points on seven of 12 shooting, Marcus Morris and Paul George each scored 16 points while Norman Powell chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Clippers shot 40 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line which aren’t great numbers, but this win was about their scrappy defense as they held the Pistons to just 37 percent shooting from the field and six of 31 from the 3-point line.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the under is 5-0 in the last five meetings overall and the Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles.
The Spurs could be shorthanded again as Jakob Poeltl and Devin Vassell are both questionable, while the Clippers are at full strength except for Luke Kennard who is ruled out again. The Spurs have been the coldest team in the league over their past nine games and they were barely competitive against the Kings in their last outing despite 29 points from Vassell who could be out for this one. The Clippers are prone to slow starts which makes the job harder than it has to be, but they shouldn’t have too much trouble taking down the Spurs at home.