How To Bet The Spurs vs LA Clippers Western Conference Bout
A team can usually get by without one of their best players for an extended period of time, assuming of course that they have a deep enough bench to cover the loss. There always comes a time, though, when you start to question just how long that team can continue to pile up wins without their big name player. That is the situation that the Clippers find themselves in right now without Blake Griffin, as a hammering at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers has many questioning just how far this team would be able to go in the postseason without Griffin in the fold. Things may get even tougher for the Clippers on Tuesday night, as they have to head to San Antonio to face a Spurs team that looks pretty much unbeatable in their own building. This is a great pro hoops lines match-up between a pair of very good teams with title contention written all over.
How To Bet The LA Clippers Vs San Antonio NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the LA Clippers
The Clippers (42-23) have gone 25-10 with Griffin on the bench with a busted up hand, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t miss his physical presence on the floor. They were bullied and bossed by the Cavaliers in their 114-90 loss, and they have now dropped 3 of their last 5. Word is that Griffin is close to returning, and you have to feel that the Clippers will go as far in the playoffs as he will carry them. The Clippers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and are a very good 20-11 on the road overall this season. While the Spurs are unbeaten at home so far this season, it should be noted that the Clippers took one of the two meetings in San Antonio last year. LA are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up 100.6 PPG.
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
At this point, it really doesn’t have to be pointed out just how good the Spurs (56-10) are, especially at home, where they are a perfect 32-0 this season. They are just 3.5 games back of the Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference, and while closing that gap may end up being close to impossible, you can bet that the Spurs will give it their best shot. San Antonio are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and already have a win over the Clippers at home this season. They will have to tread carefully in this one, though, as it was LA who came up with the win the last time these two hooked up. The Spurs are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up 92.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It would be a bold man who bets against the Spurs on home court this season, and I am not that man. With Griffin in the line-up, this one might have been a little closer, but I like the Spurs to win quite handily.
LA Clippers 97 San Antonio Spurs 106