The San Antonio Spurs (20-10) will try to prolong a nine-game home winning streak when they challenge the Los Angeles Clippers (11-17) at AT&T Center. San Antonio opened as an 11.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 203 points. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 18, 2017, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Southwest.
Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs ATS Preview
The Clippers were beaten by the Miami Heat in their last game, 90-85. Los Angeles DeAndre Jordan finished with 12 points and 20 rebounds in the game. Miami did an excellent job of making free throws (16-21; 76.2 percent). Los Angeles, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 24.2).
In the Spurs last game, they beat the Dallas Mavericks, 98-96. San Antonio rallied around LaMarcus Aldridge, who was the games high scorer with 22 points on 9-for-18 shooting. San Antonio dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.9 (below their season average of 24.9) and a free throw rate of 0.174 (matching their season average). Dallas was 11.1 and 0.100, respectively, for those same stats.
San Antonio appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Spurs rank eighth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.511), while Los Angeles is 19th in effective field goal percentage (0.509).
Of Los Angeles 28 games, 15 have finished under the O/U total, while 17 of San Antonio’s 30 games have finished under the projected point total. The Spurs have the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (20-10 vs. 11-17), but the Clippers have been better against the spread (ATS) (14-14 vs. 14-14-2).
Jordan has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Los Angeles, averaging 18.2 rebounds, 13.2 points and 1.2 blocks per game.
These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to put up 227 points, well over the projected point total of 204.5. The Spurs won 120-107, covering as 4-point favorites. The Spurs dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.3 and a free throw rate of 0.179. The Clippers had marks of 16.0 and 0.146, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Aldridge led all scorers with 25 points.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under
- The Spurs rank third in second chance points allowed per game (10.5) while the Clippers rank 14th (12.6).
- Los Angeles ranks fifth in points allowed in the paint per game (40.7) while San Antonio ranks ninth (42.0).
- Los Angeles ranks 16th in three pointers attempted per game (29.5) while San Antonio ranks 25th (25.0).
- Los Angeles is 8-7 ATS on the road with 10 unders and 5 overs.
- At home, San Antonio is 10-5-1 ATS with 9 overs and 7 unders.
- When allowing under 100 points, San Antonio is 12-5 and Los Angeles is 7-2.
- The Clippers are 9-11 when they score over 100 points, while the Spurs are 14-1.
- The Spurs rank 17th in fast break points per game (9.7) while the Clippers rank 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (12.4).
- San Antonio ranks second in blocks allowed per game (3.7) while Los Angeles ranks 23rd (5.3).
- The Spurs rank fourth in rebounds allowed per game (41.2) while the Clippers rank 20th (43.7).
- The Spurs average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 21st in the league. The Clippers rank 23rd in steals allowed per game (8.6).
- San Antonio ranks 15th in assists per game (22.4) while Los Angeles ranks 27th (20.3).
- San Antonio is 1-4 ATS with 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
- The Spurs have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. On the season, San Antonio has defeated opponents by an average of 2.9 points.
- During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 98.2 points per game (5.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 97.6 points per game (8.3 below their season average).