The Los Angeles Clippers (4-7) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-10) on Monday, November 20th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on KENS. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Clippers vs Spurs
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
The Clippers notched a win against the Rockets in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 106-100. Going into the game, the Clippers were favored by -7.5 and their 6 point win was not enough to cover the spread. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 206 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 218.5.
So far this season, the Clippers have a record of just 4-7, as they look to pick up a win over the Spurs. In away games this season, the Clippers have put together a 0-6 record, whereas they have a 4-1 record when playing at home.
Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-7 at this point. The Clippers have failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the favorite and are 1-3 vs. the spread as the underdog.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Spurs’ most recent game against the Grizzlies, Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 22 points while going 8/14 from the field. Victor Wembanyama added 19 points, but unfortunately, San Antonio was defeated in the game with a score of 120-108.
So far this season, the Spurs has a record of 3-10, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Clippers. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 15th, and they are 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio possesses an ATS record of 4-9 for this season, including their ongoing four game losing streak against the spread. The Spurs maintain an ATS record of 2-4 on the road, while they have a 2-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
In 11 games games, Los Angeles has an average of 112.5 points per game (17th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.9 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 13th in the league in field goal percentage 13th%.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 13 games games, San Antonio is averaging 111.2 points per game (20th). So far, San Antonio is averaging 102.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the Spurs offense does a good job generating possessions, their poor shooting numbers are a key reason for their poor scoring numbers. So far, the team has an effective field goal percentage of just 53%.
Clippers Team Defense
This season, the Clippers defense has been impressive, holding the 9th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.6 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 14.8 per game, which is 21st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.3 per game.
Spurs Team Defense
Looking at the Spurs defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 124.2 points per game (30th).
Inside the arc, the Spurs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.1% and 39.9% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Clippers And Spurs
In today’s game, our projections have Kawhi Leonard leading the Clippers with 18 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 21 points per game along with 5.5 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Victor Wembanyama to be the top scorer for the Spurs. Our projection has him finishing the game with 12, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and he is contributing 19.3 points per game on average.
Clippers vs Spurs Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 114 points per game.
- Across the Spurs last five home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 127. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
- As the betting underdog, the Spurs have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. San Antonio posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
- As the betting favorite, the Clippers have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Clippers vs. Spurs game, our recommendation is to take the Spurs at +8.5. Despite our model showing the Clippers winning 108-102, we like Spurs as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 230.5, and our model predicts the Clippers and Spurs to score a combined 210 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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