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NBA on TNT: Spurs and Clippers Tangle in Late Game

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NBA on TNT has the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers tangling in their late game on Thursday.  Both be trying to pick up a win when they battle at STAPLES Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 10:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers currently have the NBA on TNT line as the Spurs listed as 2-point favorites versus the Clippers. The game’s total is sitting at 204.

The Clippers were a 119-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Denver Nuggets. They covered the -8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (221) made winners of OVER bettors. Chris Paul almost recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds against the Nuggets.  Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick, who finished with 27 points with seven 3-pointers, also did a huge amount of the damage against the Nuggets. Center DeAndre Jordan also delivered valuable contributions with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 102-100 result against the Houston Rockets on December 20. The Spurs covered in that game as a +1-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio has won five in a row and nine of its last 10. They own the NBA’s best road record at 15-1. The lone defeat occurred Dec. 8 at the Bulls.

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and recorded five steals in Tuesday’s win. He is experiencing another outstanding season. He is averaging 23.9 points per game on 46.8 percent shooting. As the reigning Defensive Player of the Year he is averaging 2.04 steals per contest. That ranks sixth in the NBA.

NBA on TNT Stats and Matchups

San Antonio:
Team record: 23-5 SU,15-12-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 21-8 SU,14-15 ATS
LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’s last 6 games

Next up:
San Antonio at Portland Friday, December 23
Los Angeles home to Dallas Friday, December 23

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