Not that long ago the San Antonio Spurs were perennial favorites with the NBA Finals Betting Odds. But those days have long since passed due an anemic offense. Secondary scoring is what will prevent the Spurs from a deep playoff run. The lack of offense also wastes what is the best defense in the NBA. For the Los Angeles Clippers offense is not a problem. Instead a defense that takes too many possessions off is their weakness. However, the Clippers have shown improved betting value as of late. Los Angeles hosts the Spurs on Tuesday night.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Spurs||-1½ (-110)||208 (-110)|
|Clippers||+1½ (-110)||208 (-110)|
Spurs vs. Clippers TV Coverage: TNT
San Antonio has covered just 16 of 38 away games this year. They have gone under the total in 23 of those road tilts. An offense that ranks 27th is their biggest problem. Lack of scoring is why the Spurs are not a NBA Finals Betting Odds favorite. On the other hand, the Spurs do boast the best defense in the NBA. In their last four games San Antonio has paid twice. They also split those four games straight up. Over the total has paid in three of their last five matchups.
The Clippers have paid in just 17 of 37 home games this season. Over the total cleared in 21 of those home matchups. However, LA has gone under the total in five of their last six. Offensively the Clippers ranks eighth in the NBA. Offsetting that is a defense that ranks 21st in the NBA. The Clippers are two games out of the final playoff spot in the West. The blockbuster trade of Blake Griffin a couple of months ago did not payoff. LA has paid in three of their last five games.
Big Names on Court
Guard Lou Williams leads the Clippers with 23 points per game. Also pitching in is forward Tobias Harris with 20 points per game. De Andre Jordan has powered to 15 rebounds per game for LA. LaMarcus Aldridge is the one source of offense for San Antonio. He leads the Spurs with 23 points per game. Aldridge is also the Spurs top rebounder with eight per game.
Team vs Team
Head to head the Clippers have covered three of their last four sportsbook online matchups with San Antonio. Over the total has paid in four of the last six in this series. At Staples Center LA has covered two of their last three against the Spurs. Four of the last six in the series at Los Angeles have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
San Antonio continues to bring poor NBA Finals Betting Odds value. The Clippers are in better form and have the superior depth. Defensively the Spurs should be respected. Seems like a shame that their offense cannot even reach respectability. Road betting value has suffered as a result. This gives Los Angeles an opening for gamblers. Offensive firepower is their advantage here.
Spurs vs. Clippers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
The Clippers tandem of Lou Williams and DeAndre Jordan should be the difference. Los Angeles is the call!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Clippers 105, Spurs 91