Western conference will see more bets with a titanic clash tonight in Los Angeles as the Clippers welcome the surging Spurs to town. San Antonio is having a very strong December as they’ve won seven of their eight games in the month and have covered the spread in five straight. The Clippers are doing a decent job of keeping their heads above water with Blake Griffin on the shelf, but they’ve been a poor bet for over a month now as they’ve just 5-13 ATS since mid-November. Although it’s been the same sentiment for the past five seasons, this could finally be the Los Angeles Clippers’ year.
Los Angeles has won an average of 56 games per season under Doc Rivers. This season the Clippers (21-8) are on pace for a franchise record 59 wins.
Each year the Clippers were a part of the championship conversation, but each season they failed to reach the pinnacle. Part of that is simply being a great basketball team in an era with several great basketball teams.
This season, however, may represent the Clippers’ best chance of making the next leap. San Antonio is vulnerable after losing Tim Duncan. Houston presents an obvious challenge, but Los Angeles has the offensive firepower to keep up with the Rockets in a playoff series. Golden State is better on both ends of the floor, and has more superstars, but they aren’t invincible.
The Clippers are in a bit of a rare spot tonight, as they opened as a home underdog which is a situation they’ve been in just once this season. Going back to last season, they’ve dropped three straight SU and ATS as a home dog. The Spurs, meanwhile, are on a nice run as a road favorite, posting an 18-1 SU record in their last 19 games in that spot with an 11-7-1 ATS record in that span. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
The total for the game opened at 204 points. The Spurs are currently on a run of five consecutive UNDERs in road games. Ironically enough, their offense has actually been more productive on the road this season, averaging six more points per game than they do at home. The Clippers are one of only seven teams in the association to be allowing less than 100 points per game on their home court.
These teams played earlier in the season in San Antonio and the Clippers dominated, winning 116-92. This has been a back-and-forth rivalry, however, as the teams have split their last 10 games against each other.
The Los Angeles Clippers sport a record of 21-8 and 14-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the San Antonio Spurs sit at 23-5 and 15-12-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 19-10 for the Los Angeles Clippers and 15-13 for the San Antonio Spurs. Here’s your chance to place more bets with all this action on NBA Western Conference. Sign up now at HeritageSports.eu