San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Free Prediction 10/31/19

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The undefeated San Antonio Spurs (3-0), 5-point underdogs, hope to remain unbeaten when they go head-to-head against the Los Angeles Clippers (3-2) at Staples Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 225.5 points and it will air on FSN Prime Ticket at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds

The last time the Clippers played, they were defeated by the Utah Jazz, 110-96, but they did cover as 15.5-point underdogs. The Spurs, on the other hand, topped the Portland Trail Blazers, 113-110, but were unable to cover as 6-point favorites. The Los Angeles game finished 21 points under the projected point total of 227, while the San Antonio game hit the projected point total of 223.

The Spurs had a better free throw rate (0.282 vs. 0.220) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.524 vs. 0.440). Los Angeles, meanwhile, held Utah to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.1 (below their season average of 14.1). JaMychal Green played well for Los Angeles with 23 points and eight rebounds. San Antonio was led by DeMar DeRozan, who had 27 points and seven rebounds.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won two of the four games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Clippers won 103-95. The Clippers’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Spurs. Los Angeles had a rate of 10.3, while San Antonio posted a mark of 16.4.

Since last season, the Spurs are 51-34 straight up (SU) and 43-43-4 against the spread (ATS). Since last season, games involving San Antonio have had no tendency in regards to the projected point total as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.

Meanwhile, the Clippers, have records of 51-36 SU and 44-41-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Los Angeles games over that same time frame with 46 overs compared to 39 unders.

Dating back to the 2018-19 season, a focal point for the Los Angeles offense has been to get to and convert from the free throw line. The Clippers rank first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.258), but San Antonio has been among the best in the league at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking first by yielding a FTA rate of 0.170). Also, the fourth-ranked offense of the Spurs (offensive efficiency of 111.4) will clash against the 21st-ranked defense of the Clippers (defensive efficiency of 110.1).

Spurs vs. Clippers ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • The Spurs rank 16th in rebounds per game (45.0) while the Clippers rank 17th in rebounds allowed per game (45.5).
  • San Antonio ranks fourth in blocks allowed per game (4.1) while Los Angeles ranks 29th (6.0).
  • The Clippers rank ninth in points in the paint per game (50.7) while the Spurs rank 25th (43.9).
  • Los Angeles ranks 11th in fast break points per game (14.5) while San Antonio ranks 27th (10.7).
  • Los Angeles ranks 28th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while San Antonio ranks last (24.8).
  • The Spurs rank fourth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.7) while the Clippers rank 26th (18.0).
  • The Clippers rank 16th in second chance points per game (13.1) while the Spurs rank 28th (11.7).
  • San Antonio averages 24.3 assists per game, which ranks 16th in the league. Los Angeles ranks 17th in assists allowed per game (24.6).
  • San Antonio ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (7.0) while Los Angeles ranks 23rd (8.1).
  • When holding opponents below 100 points, San Antonio is 17-4 and Los Angeles is 8-1.
  • The Spurs are 53-24 when they score above 100 points, while the Clippers are 53-30.