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Spurs vs. Clippers 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – November 16th, 2021

By Rex

The San Antonio Spurs fly to California to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. The visitors hope to break a two-game losing streak on Tuesday. This is the second of a three-game road streak before they head back to Texas. Meanwhile, the hosts just ended a lengthy seven-game winning streak after falling in the hands of the Bulls.

NitroBetting puts together a complete preview of this Spurs vs. Clippers contest. Find event information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds below. Furthermore, we go the distance and share timely betting trends and predictions that bring you closer to the best picks. Check out more sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.

Spurs vs. Clippers Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: WOAI 1200 AM (Spurs) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Spurs (+6.5) / Clippers (-6.5)

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Why Bet on the San Antonio Spurs?

Gregg Popovich and his squad are having difficulty gaining traction. The team is lined up with back-to-back games against LA teams. This time around they have to face a tough Clippers team on the road.

The Spurs just finished a 114-106 defeat against the Lakers. They closed the deficit a few times but failed to pull away from their opponents in the second half of the game. Nevertheless, the Spurs still ranked ninth in the league in points per game. The side averages 109.6 PPG on 46.8% shooting (sixth). Additionally, knowing that the team is heavily-focused on ball rotation, they have the second-best record in assists per game. The team averages 28.5 APG.

Defensively, the Spurs allow 109.5 points (22nd) per game. The team records 52.2 total rebounds per game despite not having dominant rebounders in their roster. They also have decent rim protection. The Spurs record 5.2 blocks (ninth) per game.

Dejounte Murray tops the team in points (18.4), assists (8.0), and steals (2.1). Jakob Poeltl holds a team-high 9.7 rebounds per game. However, Poeltl will miss Tuesday’s game as he prepares for his return from injury. Drew Eubanks is expected to fill in for him in the meantime.

Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?

The Clippers started their campaign on the wrong foot. After winning one of their first four games, the team started to take off and secured seven-straight victories. The Bulls eventually ended this streak in the Clippers’ most recent matchup.

The hosts worked their way up to 108.5 points (14th) per game on 44.9% shooting (16th). These might not be the most impressive numbers considering the caliber of players they have. But, what makes the Clippers a tough team to crack is their ability to defend.

Defensively, the Clippers limit opponents to 103.3 points (fifth) per game. Despite not having the best overall rebound numbers, they make up for things on defensive rebounds. The team records one of the best defensive rebounds figures at 36.5 (seventh) per game. Additionally, Tyronn Lue’s team also averages 5.0 blocks (15th) per game.

Paul George tops the Clippers in points (26.5), rebounds (8.2), assists (5.2), and steals (2.2) per game. He’s been one of the most exceptional players for the franchise while fellow star player Kawhi Leonard recovers. Reggie Jackson has also been invaluable. He trails George in points (17.9) per game.

All starters for the Clippers are good to go on Tuesday. Second stringer Terrance Mann is day-to-day, while Marcus Morris Sr. is expected to return in a few weeks after sustaining a knee injury.

Spurs vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Spurs are 3-4 in the last seven regular-season road games against the Clippers (5-2 ATS).
  • The Spurs held the opponents to 100 points or less in three of their last five regular-season road games.
  • The totals went over in five of the Spurs’ last eight regular-season road games against the Clippers.
  • The Clippers are 3-2 in the last five regular-season home games against the Spurs (1-4 ATS).
  • The Clippers are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season home games (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Clippers’ last five regular-season home games against the Spurs.

Spurs vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction

The Clippers proved to be one of the most resilient teams in the league since the start of the season. Their ability to get out of sticky situations and produce wins make them a tough team to beat. Considering their recent form, the advantage goes to the hosts on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to overlook the spread knowing that the Spurs kept the deficit to six points or less in five of their nine losses. The team even pulled off surprising road wins against the Bucks and the Magic in recent weeks.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.