San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers
The San Antonio Spurs look to make it 2-0 against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 on Thursday night. The Spurs are -11 point favorites over the Clippers with an over/under point total set at 194.
Head to head, the Clippers are 3-12 ATS in the last 15 meetings and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in San Antonio, while the favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The Spurs are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater, 21-4-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 37-10-4 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Clippers on the other hand are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Like they have done most of the season, the Spurs easily brushed away the Clippers in the opening game of the series, running away with a comfortable 108-92 victory in San Antonio on Tuesday night. Despite MVP candidate Tony Parker going just 1-9 from the field, the Spurs got 26 points and 10 rebounds from veteran Tim Duncan and the rest of the team connected on 13 of 25 from beyond the arc as they ran away with the game after the first quarter. The visitors were led by Eric Bledsoe’s 23 points, while All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were clearly not 100% healthy, combining for just 21 points on 10-30 shooting.
In case you didn’t know, the Spurs are really really good. Sure, the Clippers have some banged up stars, but when Tony Parker goes 1-9 from the field and you still nearly lose by 20 points, you know you have problems. I said on Twitter that I thought the Spurs will win this series in four or five games and nothing I saw in Game 1 changed my thought. The Spurs are just the best team in the league and I would be surprised if they didn’t take the whole thing out this season. Having covered in 21 of their last 25 home games, do you really want to go against them?
San Antonio Spurs -11 Los Angeles Clippers