|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBAThe late game in the NBA on Thursday night features the San Antonio Spurs taking on the Los Angeles Clippers. The game at the Staples Center is scheduled to tip off at 10:30 PM ET, and will be televised on TNT and TSN. As of this writing, the Spurs are favored on the road.
The Spurs are 45-8 SU and 34-19 ATS so far this season. They are 17-8 on the road, and 25 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 26 going UNDER, and 2 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic, where they lost against the spread as -8 ½ point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 203 point line set by the sports betting experts in that game.
The Clippers are 35-18 SU and 25-25-3 ATS overall this year. They are 17-8 at home, and 24 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 29 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 139-134 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics, where they lost against the spread as 1 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 212 point line set by pro basketball gambling sites for that one.
San Antonio is 23-6 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 7-3 ATS against Pacific Division teams. They are 35-17 ATS against opponents from the Western Conference, and 2-7 ATS on Thursday night.
The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 4 against Western Conference teams, and OVER in 4 of their last 6 coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of their last 16 games coming off of a loss spreadwise, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 on the road, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against the Pacific Division.
Los Angeles is 4-0 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 8-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise. They are 4-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 4-9 ATS against the Southwest Division. They are 1-4 ATS on Thursday night, and 1-4 ATS against Western Division opponents. They are 1-4 ATS at home against teams with a winning record on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 after a SU loss, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 12 at home against teams with a winning record on the road, and UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games overall.
Between these teams, the Spurs are 5-2 ATS lately, and 5-2 ATS when playing at Los Angeles. The road team is 4-1 ATS, while the underdog is 4-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 meetings, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 matchups in Los Angeles.
They last met on December 18, 2015, when San Antonio won 115-107, and won against the spread as -7 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 195 point line set by the sportsbook in that game.
For Thursday night's matchup, gambling odds list the Spurs as -4 ½ point road favorites. The over/under is set at 205 ½ points. On the moneyline, San Antonio is a -185, with Los Angeles listed at +165.