Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 10/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (3-0) at Los Angeles Clippers (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 225.5
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory to build on their impressive 3-0 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 119 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22 points and five rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.3 points and 2.3 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is dishing six assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win after splitting their last four games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 121.5 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 6.5 rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 22.3 points and 5.3 assists. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is dishing 2.8 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Spurs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 16-7 in Clippers last 23 overall. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall.
That's now twice in the last three games where the Clippers have looked shaky, struggling defensively against the Suns and Jazz. While Kawhi Leonard returning will help matters, the San Antonio Spurs are playing well in their own right and enter this game with the rest advantage. As long as the Spurs continue to shoot the ball well, they're a dangerous team, and they've actually won four of the last seven games against the Clippers. I find value in the free buckets with the Spurs on the road.