San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Pro Basketball Betting Odds and Picks
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Monday, 12/16/13, 10:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: San Antonio -1
Current Betting Line: San Antonio -3
Opening Total: 201
Current Total: 203
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
San Antonio is riding a four-game winning streak, including a 100-84 victory over the Utah Jazz as seven-point road favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total of 196. The Spurs are 10-2 SU on the road, including a 5-2 mark versus Western Conference foes, which is important to consider when making your pro basketball picks Monday night. The team has three probable starters averaging in double figures, with point guard Tony Parker leading the way in scoring 18.0 points a contest. San Antonio is 11-8 SUATS as road favorites of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons.
The Spurs and Clippers split a four-game slate during the 2012-13 campaign, with both teams grabbing a home win and a road win, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page. San Antonio is ranked seventh in the league in averaging 103.3 points per game, which is made possible by shooting 49.4 percent from the floor. The bench is second in the NBA in averaging 46.1 points per game—owning a plus/minus differential of +5.2.
Los Angeles returns home after a 4-3 road trip, which ended with a resounding 113-97 victory over the Washington Wizards as 4.5-point favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time in six affairs. The Clippers are 13-8 SU in their first home game following a road trip of six games or longer since 1998-99, while it has captured all 10 games this season overall when scoring 104 or more points. Los Angeles is 7-4 ATS as home underdogs of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons.
The Clippers have put together an 8-2 SU record at the Staples Center, including a 5-1 mark versus conference rivals. Los Angeles is expected to start Jamal Crawford at the shooting guard position, which takes away some firepower from the team’s second unit. Point guard Chris Paul is the main player to handicap, as the franchise has dropped eight of 11 games in this series since acquiring him from New Orleans.
Sports bettors will likely back the Spurs due to their 11-4 ATS mark in their last 15 road games in this series.
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