L.A. Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 10/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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L.A. Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 9:30 PM (Staples Center)

Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 . Total 226.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Staples Center is the site for this contest between two teams with winning records.  The San Antonio Spurs are (3-0) up to this point and will be playing the host Los Angeles Clippers (3-2).  The Spurs are trying to extend their win streak to 4 games to open the season.  The Spurs recently beat the Portland Trail Blazers 113-110.  The Clippers who have split their last 4 games, are coming off a 110-96 road loss to the Utah Jazz.

DeMar DeRozan led the charge offensively for the Spurs in the win over the Trail Blazers.  DeRozan had 27 points and 7 rebounds in the game.  Derrick White came off the bench and saw 26 minutes of action and made the most of it.  White was 8 of 11 from the floor, totaling 21 points and 3 assists.  The Spurs shot 48% from the floor and 75% from the foul line.  The Spurs used the 2nd and 3rd quarters to help rally and pull away from the Trailblazers.  The Spurs trailed by 14 after the 1st quarter. 

The Clippers entered a place where they have had trouble in recent games.  Yesterday was no difference in the loss to the Jazz.  The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard in this game.  Leonard was a healthy scratch for a scheduled day of rest.  Lou Williams got the start for Leonard in the loss.  Williams was 9 of 17 from the floor, contributing 24 points and 4 assists.  JaMychal Green added 23 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.  It was the 3rd quarter that did the Clippers in for the game.  The Jazz out scored the Clippers by 18 points and the Clippers would not be able to recover. 

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Recent Betting Trends:

Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Pacific division. 

The over is 4-1 in the Spurs last 5 games.

Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.

Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.  

The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 games with 0 days rest. 

The Spurs are 3-0 this season but have not played on the road.  This will be the Spurs first road game this season.  The Spurs are also 0-3 ATS .  Kawhi Leonard will be rested and ready to go for this contest.  Look for Leonard to be fired up for this matchup, as this is a game against one of his former teams.  The Clippers are 2-0 at home this season and have a great offense.  The Clippers ran into a great defense that held them below 100 points and way off their season average.  Clippers get back on track and hand the Spurs their first loss of the season.  Final score prediction, Clippers win and cover 115-110. 

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Chris’s Pick LAC -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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