The Los Angeles Clippers (5-7) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-11) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on BSSW. 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 Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Clippers vs Spurs
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Spurs with a final score of 124-99. The Clippers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 223 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 230.5.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Clippers is focused on adding to their two game winning streak, with an overall record of 5-7. Currently, the team is 11th in the Western Conference as well as 5th in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 5-7 as they come into today’s game. Los Angeles has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 2-5 ATS on the road compared to 3-2 at home.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Keldon Johnson scored 22 for San Antonio against the Clippers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 43.3%. Cedi Osman finished 2nd on the team with 17 points, but San Antonio ended the game with a 124-99 loss.
So far this season, the Spurs have a record of just 3-11, as they look to pick up a win over the Clippers. In away games this season, the Spurs have put together a 2-4 record, whereas they have a 1-7 record when playing at home.
San Antonio has an ATS record of 4-10 for this season, which includes their current five game losing streak against the spread. In their last four home games, San Antonio has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 2-6 at home compared to 2-4 on the road.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
Los Angeles has recorded an average of 113.5 points per game (14th) throughout 12 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Los Angeles offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 13th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 110.3 points per game. In terms of pace, the Spurs are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.7 possessions per game. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Spurs are 13th in fields goals made per contest.
Clippers Team Defense
At this time, the Clippers’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 109.7 points per game.
For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 10th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.6 free-throws per game vs. the Clippers and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.6%.
Spurs Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Spurs’ defense is giving up an average of 124.1 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 92.9% of their games.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Spurs defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.0% while allowing 39.4% from downtown.
Key Players For The Clippers And Spurs
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kawhi Leonard will be the primary scorer for the Clippers, with 17 points and going 6/12 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 12 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 42.4%, and he is contributing 18.6 points per game on average.
Clippers vs Spurs Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 109 points per game in this stretch.
- In their last five games at home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-3.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.
For a point-spread wager in this Clippers vs. Spurs game, we suggest taking the Spurs at +8.5. Even though our predictions have the Clippers winning 108-101, we see the Spurs as the better choice on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 230.5 and given that our model is projecting 209 points between the teams, we like the under.
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