Los Angeles Clippers (23-24) vs. San Antonio Spurs (14-31)
January 20, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +7; Over/Under: +231.5
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The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the AT&T Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Clippers Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and 6 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 19.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs Preview
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 19.4 points and 3.6 assists. Tre Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The over is 20-7 in Spurs last 27 overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Los Angeles Clippers are the more talented team and should be favored, but laying this many points with them on the road given their inconsistent ways and injuries is insane. The Spurs obviously have issues of their own, but we’re getting them at home with a boatload of points. I can’t back the Clippers here at this number. It’s Spurs or pass for me.