The Los Angeles Clippers (34-15) meet the San Antonio Spurs (22-26) at the Staples Center. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 3, 2020, and will air on NBATV.
The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 227.5 points with Los Angeles set as a 10-point favorite at PointsBet Sports Book.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Free Prediction
The Spurs will be hoping for similar success after comfortably covering the 8.5-point spread against the Charlotte Hornets in their last matchup, 114-90. The game’s combined points (204) came in under the O/U total of 214.5. The Spurs forced 17 turnovers, while the Hornets had a free throw rate of 0.120 (below their season average of 0.191). With 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting, DeMar DeRozan was San Antonio’s leading scorer.
In the Clippers’ previous matchup, they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-106, covering as 10-point favorites. The game’s combined points (224) were under the O/U total of 230. The Clippers held the Timberwolves to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.6 (below their season average of 22.8) and had a turnover percentage of 10.9 (better than their season average of 12.6). Kawhi Leonard led Los Angeles in scoring with 31 points on 9-for-21 shooting from the field.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Clippers currently rank third in offensive rebounding percentage (24.8 percent), while San Antonio ranks fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (79.0 percent).
San Antonio comes into the contest with records of 22-26 straight up (SU) and 20-26-2 against the spread (ATS). Spurs games have a tendency to go over the O/U total (58.3 percent).
Meanwhile, Los Angeles is 34-15 SU and 26-22-1 ATS. Unlike San Antonio, games featuring the Clippers have typically finished under the total (55.1 percent).
The Clippers have won two out of three against the Spurs this season, including a decisive 134-109 victory in their last matchup. Los Angeles covered as a 6.5-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 243 points, which was 17 points above the projected point total of 226 points. The Clippers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.9 vs. 11.8) and had a much better turnover percentage (9.3 vs. 16.6). In the victory, Leonard led all scorers with 26 points.
Spurs at Clippers Free Pick
Free NBA Pick: ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Over
San Antonio is 11-9-2 ATS on the road with 14 overs, 7 unders and 1 push.
At home, Los Angeles is 14-10-1 ATS with 13 unders and 12 overs.
In games where they allow under 100 points, San Antonio is 2-0 and Los Angeles is 13-0.
In games where they reach the century mark, the Clippers are 32-10 and the Spurs are 22-21.
Los Angeles ranks first in second chance points per game (15.0) while San Antonio ranks 29th (11.4).
The Clippers rank seventh in points in the paint per game (49.2) while the Spurs rank 29th (43.8).
Los Angeles ranks eighth in points off turnovers per game (18.0) while San Antonio ranks 26th (15.1).
The Spurs rank 10th in fast break points per game (14.2) while the Clippers rank 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (14.5).
Los Angeles ranks second in rebounds per game (48.1) while San Antonio ranks 15th in rebounds allowed per game (45.5).
The Clippers rank 17th in three pointers attempted per game (32.6) while the Spurs rank 28th (28.3).
San Antonio ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.6) while Los Angeles ranks 14th in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
The Clippers average 23.5 assists per game, which ranks 18th in the league. The Spurs rank 24th in assists allowed per game (25.5).
Los Angeles ranks 20th in steals per game (7.4) while San Antonio ranks 25th (6.8).
In its last five contests, San Antonio is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Los Angeles is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over its last five games.
The Spurs have outscored opponents by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. On the season, San Antonio has been defeated by an average of 0.3 points.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 110.0 points per game (5.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 109.2 points per game (0.3 below their season average).