The Clippers and Spurs first round match-up looked like one that might be set to go the full 7 games. That was put in question when LA came out and laid a beating on the Spurs. Heading home down 2-0 would have been a disaster for San Antonio, which is why their win in Game 2 was so huge. That win has put the heat back on the Clippers, as they will now have to steal one on the road to avoid digging a very deep hole. Will they manage to beat the Spurs at home? Lets find out in this online sports betting preview for the match.
San Antonio vs Los Angeles: Online Sports Betting Game Preview
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Venue: AT&T Center
Opening Line: San Antonio -3.5
Anyone who has watched the Spurs over the past few years probably wasn’t surprised at their ability to bounce back after their Game 1 dismantling. What did come as a surprise, though, was the performance of Patty Mills off the bench. He was called in to replace Tony Parker, who was clearly struggling with some sort of injury. Mills fit in perfectly with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard, but you have to wonder if he can maintain that level of play if asked to fill in for Parker in Game 3. Of some concern has to be the fact that the Clippers were still able to put 107 points on the board in a losing effort. That said, the Spurs did manage to do a much better job of limiting the damage of pressuring shooters and knocking down outside attempts. If they can continue to apply the same level of pressure, the Clippers could very easily become frustrated and prone to trying to force the issue.
Key Online Betting Trends
San Antonio is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games
San Antonio is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
LA Clippers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Clippers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers’s last 8 games
LA Clippers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Even with a banged-up Tony Parker, the Spurs will likely do what they almost always do, which is win on home court. A win for the Spurs in Game 3 will put the pressure squarely back on the shoulders of the Clippers.