National Basketball Association: LAC vs. SA
Los Angeles Clippers (5-4, 2-0 away) at San Antonio Spurs (6-4, 4-1 home)
November 7, 2017- 8:30 PM ET AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Losers of two straight, the Los Angeles Clippers will seek to get back on track when they will make a tough visit into AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a Tuesday night contest that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Clippers Lines: MyBookie Spread (+3.5) ML +140
Best Spurs Lines: 5Dimes Spread (-3.5) ML -160
Over/Under: XBet 201.0
Following back-to-back defeats to close out a miserable homestand, the Clippers (5-4) will now look for better fortunes starting with the first of two trips into San Antonio. Los Angeles will open up a three road trip in the Alamo City and looking ahead will have eight of their next nine games on the road.
For the Spurs at 6-4, they have captured two straight after dropping four in-a-row. Tuesday’s battle against their Western Conference foe will mark the fourth of a six-game homestand.
A look at the standings has the Clippers two games back of the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division, while the Spurs are 1 ½ games back of the Houston Rockets in the Southwest Division.
The scoring leaders has Blake Griffin leading the Clippers with 23.7 points and in assists with 4.3. For the Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge leads the way with 22.4 points and in rebounds with 8.5 per game.
As a team, Los Angeles is scoring 107.6 points per game to 99.9 for the Spurs. On defense, the Clippers are allowing 102.0 to 100.0 per game for San Antonio.
The Spurs have been hit hard on the injury front with injuries to Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and their MVP in Kawhi Leonard to name a few, while for the Clippers, Danilo Gallinari is listed as day-to-day with a hip injury.
Over the past few seasons, the Clippers have owned the Spurs with six wins over their past nine meetings, including taking three of four last season.
Despite the injuries on both sides of the ball, this matchup will serve as a good measuring stick for both teams.
For sports betting purposes for our US players, 5Dimes is favoring SA (-3.5) points over LAC with an over/under of 201.0 total game points scored from XBet; a number I will play as I will favor the OVER of 201.0 total points as my best betting pick.