The Los Angeles Clippers will be on the road Saturday taking the court against the Spurs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Clippers will be looking for their second win in three games following a 122-117 loss at home against the Houston Rockets. The Spurs will be looking for back-to-back wins after beating the Brooklyn Nets 118-105 at home their last time on the court.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are now 21-9 following a 122-117 loss at home against the Houston Rockets. Paul George was able to connect on 12 of 23 from the field to lead the Clippers with 34 points. Patrick Beverley passed the ball for a team-high seven assists while both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard pulled down nine rebounds. Los Angeles had five different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Clippers have been good for an average of 115.2 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 45.9 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 23.0 assists per night while grabbing 48.2 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 108.2 points per game to their opponents. Los Angeles has been taking the ball away for 7.9 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 5.3 blocks. They will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio tips this one off at 11-16 following a 118-105 win at home against the Brooklyn Nets. Patty Mills was able to knock down 8 of 14 from the field to lead the Spurs with 27 points. Demar DeRozan passed the ball for a team-high six assists while LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed 10 rebounds. San Antonio had six different players finish the game with at least 11 points.
The Spurs have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 112.0 points per game this season while shooting 46.1 from the field. San Antonio has passed the ball for an average of 24.3 assists per night with 46.6 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, San Antonio gives up 115.0 points per night. The Spurs average 6.8 steals per game to go along with 5.9 blocks. They will be looking for back-to-back wins.
The Los Angeles Clippers will take the court as six-point favorites with the total sitting at 223 on the game. I like L.A. covering this spread on the road. For starters, they are a much better team than San Antonio on the defensive end of the court, holding opponents to around seven fewer points per game. Secondly, I simply don’t see the Clippers losing a second straight game, regardless of where it’s played. I like Los Angeles not only winning but winning big on Saturday.
The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their previous five games on the road.