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2021 NBA Handicapping
(4-9) San Antonio Spurs vs. LA Clippers (8-5)
Date: Tuesday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs + | Clippers – (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
Tuesday, November 16th, finds the San Antonio Spurs facing the LA Clippers in their first meeting of four this season.
The Spurs are on the Staples tour having last played Sunday in a loss versus the Lakers. The Clippers’ seven-game win streak was ended with the loss to the Bulls on Sunday.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Clippers taking two of the three contests. The Spurs hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 130 of their 177 matches.
San Antonio Spurs
Although the Spurs seem destined for the lottery four of their nine losses were by five points or less. This young team competes and does it in a similar fashion to the typical Gregg Popovich teams using balanced scoring.
The Spurs are routinely ranking in the bottom tier of teams on analysts’ power ranking boards but while pouring through team stats something jumped off the page…
Most teams are performing well on one end of the court or the other but seven clubs rank 15th or higher in offensive and defensive rating as well as net differential: the Warriors, Bulls, Nets, Suns, Heat, Jazz, and yup — the Spurs!
They aren’t feasting on either side but are a respectable 15th offensively, 13th defensively, and 13th in net differential (plus +0.6). The latter stands out as only six Western clubs possess a positive net rating and the other five are top-six seeds.
Jakob Poeltl (COVID) remains on the injury list but was on the bench this weekend so will return sometime this week once he regains his game conditioning. Jock Landale (COVID) is questionable while Zach Collins (ankle) is out indefinitely.
At the start of their streak, the Clippers defeated the Thunder needing only 99 points. As they ran off wins in the next six LA averaged 118 points per game. Sunday, the Bulls applied aggressive defense holding them to 90 points.
Paul George stepped up his game during the streak averaging 25.6 points, eight rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting 37 percent from deep although he coughed up the ball an average of 5.1 times.
Sunday, he bested those totals with 27 points and 11 rebounds with four assists. a steal, a block, and three turnovers. Yet those stats are slightly deceiving given 11 points came at the line while he shot 28% from the field (7 of 25) and 2 of 10 from deep.
The other player who feasted during the streak was Reggie Jackson who averaged 21.3 points shooting 39.3 percent from the perimeter.
Serge Ibaka (undisclosed), Marcus Morris Sr. (knee), Jason Preston (foot). and Keon Johnson (ankle) are all questionable for Tuesday.
Kawhi Leonard continues to rehab from a torn ACL. Notably, there were reports out of LA last week suggesting he is on court moving well in his rehab which bodes well for him to return this season although there is no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 4-6 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are likely to get right back in the win column but need to be careful they don’t sleep on the Spurs especially if Poeltl returns to bolster their rim and paint protection. With or without him I like the Spurs to keep it closer than the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -6.5
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