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San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers Total Pick

Time: 10:30 PM EST Tuesday February 18, 2014, NBATV

Location: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

The L.A. Clippers host the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference match up.

In their last games: The Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 104-92 and the Clippers beat the Portland Trailblazers 122-117.

In their win over the Celtics the Spurs were shorthanded and did not play great D, but Tim Duncan went for 25 points and as a team shot 50% from the floor.

In the in over the Blazers the Clippers did not play much defense, but Blake Griffin and Jamaal Crawford combined for 61 points and L.A. shot a scorching FG% of 58.2%.

These teams have split the 2 games facing each other this season with each winning at home. In the last match up the Spurs beat the Clippers 116-92.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.

The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Spurs.

Before the All Star break the Clippers had won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10 and the Spurs were only 5-5.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: L.A. Clippers – 4.5
Total Line: 211
Money Line: Spurs +170 / Clippers -200

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Antonio Spurs: 38-15 SU 25-28 ATS
L.A. Clippers: 37-18 SU 31-24 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• SA is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• SA is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• SA has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
• LA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
• LA is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• LA has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
San Antonio Spurs: 95.29
L.A. Clippers: 95.65

Key Player Injuries

[G] 01/29/2014 – Manu Ginobili expected to miss 3-4 weeks ( Hamstring )
[C] 02/17/2014 – Tiago Splitter Questionable Tuesday vs. LA Clippers ( Calf )
[F] 01/22/2014 – Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely ( Hand )

[G] 02/17/2014 – Willie Green Questionable Tuesday vs. San Antonio ( Hip )
[G] 02/17/2014 – J.J. Redick is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. San Antonio ( Hip )

Over/Under Total Pick:

These two have played over the total in 4 straight in the series. The Spurs are currently on 6 of 7 OVER run. The Clippers games have gone over the posted line in 4 of their last 5. See where we’re going here? The number is big and it is the first game after a break so let’s not go crazy on this game. Take the OVER 211.
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