The Los Angeles Clippers travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinal series. Updated odds for this game can be found by visiting Just Bet sportsbook.
The Spurs despite being one of the best teams in the league all season have gone a little bit unnoticed if that is possible for a team as talented as they are. The Thunder has been the Western Conference team that has garnered all of the attention and we think the Spurs are just fine with that. The Spurs offense has led them all season as they are averaging 103.7 PPG while only letting up 96.5 PPG on average this season. Those two numbers alone give you some insight to their success as a team this season. Tony Parker has been the best players for the Spurs all season averaging 18.3 PPG for the season and in the process he was a legit MVP candidate.
The Clippers will have to be great in this series to stifle the Spurs attack. The Clippers from a defensive perspective have stats right on par with the Spurs, but they only average 97.5 PPG on the season. The Clippers are led by both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin who are both expected to play like normal despite having injury concerns in their last series.
The Spurs are an absolutely incredible 12-1-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, and the Spurs have won their last five games in a row at home. The Spurs also play well at home against the Clippers as San Antonio is 17-1 in their last 18 home games against Los Angeles. The Clippers are just 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 games against the Spurs.
We like both offenses to come out firing in this one which is why we are taking the over. The point spread does not appeal to us in either direction with these sports odds.