Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs - 1/20/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (14-31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (23-24)
Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +7.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at the AT&T Center on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a major slump as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting torched by the Jazz in a 126-103 road loss on Wednesday. Norman Powell led the team in scoring with 30 points on nine of 15 shooting, Ivica Zubac added 15 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks while Nicolas Batum chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Clippers shot just 40 percent from the field and 15 of 34 from the 3-point line but they didn’t come out looking to play defense and were always fighting an uphill battle after leaking 68 points in the first half. Marcus Morris had a rough night as he shot just three of 14 from the field, Terance Mann scored just two points while Reggie Jackson was the only bench player in double-digits as he finished with 11 points.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in a real slump as they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games overall, but they will be hoping to build some momentum after taking down the Nets in a 106-98 home win on Tuesday. Keldon Johnson led the team with 36 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, Jeremy Sochan added 16 points while Tre Jones chipped in with 13 points and five assists. As a team, the Spurs shot just 38 percent from the field and seven of 34 from the 3-point line, but this win was all about their defense as they set the tone by holding the Nets to just 15 points in the first quarter, before they put the clamps on again in the third quarter, holding the Nets to just 17 points to lead by as many as 14 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the under is 6-0 in the last six meetings overall, the Clippers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in San Antonio.
The Clippers are still shorthanded as John Wall and Luke Kennard are still out, while the Spurs have ruled out Devin Vassell once again. The Clippers are still road favorites in this spot despite their recent lack of form, but they rested Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in their last game and they are simply long overdue for a win. The Spurs came to life with a shock win over the Nets in their last outing, but the Nets were missing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, so it’s hard to get too excited. The line is a little higher than I expected, but the Clippers are due for a big win and I think they get it done here.
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