Clippers vs Spurs: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 24, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 24, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

Pacific Division opponents square off when the Los Angeles Clippers (28-16) visit the San Antonio Spurs (22-18) at AT&T Center, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The Clippers are 6-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 220 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 23, 2021, 9:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Spurs Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 24

Clippers:
Serge Ibaka: Day To Day (Back),
Patrick Beverley: Day To Day (Knee)

Spurs:
Rudy Gay: Day To Day (Foot),
Lonnie Walker IV: Out (Wrist),
Keita Bates-Diop: Day To Day (Hamstring),
LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Not With Team)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Spurs (+6)
Total Pick Over (220)
Prediction Clippers 112, Spurs 110

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (2.5 points) is much tighter than the 6-point edge William Hill gives to the Clippers, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Spurs to cover.

In this game, the model projects a total (222.1 points) marginally higher than the William Hill over/under (220 points).

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 36 25.9 6.3 4.9 1.7 0.5 2.0
Paul George 33 22.5 6.0 5.5 1.1 0.5 3.4
Marcus Morris 34 12.1 3.8 1.1 0.5 0.3 2.3
Lou Williams 41 12.0 2.1 3.5 0.9 0.1 1.1
Serge Ibaka 39 10.9 6.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 1.0

Spurs Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 33 20.6 4.5 7.4 0.9 0.3 0.5
Dejounte Murray 39 15.6 7.0 5.1 1.5 0.1 0.9
Keldon Johnson 37 13.9 6.5 2.0 0.6 0.6 0.9
Patty Mills 39 12.9 1.8 2.5 0.7 0.0 2.7
Derrick White 16 12.8 2.4 3.4 0.7 1.1 1.9

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Clippers have a 48.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.8% higher than the 46.5% of shots the Spurs’ opponents have made.
  • Los Angeles is 21-7 against the spread and 24-4 overall when it shoots better than 46.5% from the field.
  • San Antonio is 18-7 against the spread and 17-8 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.3% from the field.
  • The Spurs have shot at a 45.8% rate from the field this season, 1.2 percentage points less than the 47% shooting opponents of the Clippers have averaged.
  • San Antonio has compiled a 12-2 record against the spread and an 11-3 straight up record in games it shoots above 47% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot greater than 45.8% from the field, it is 13-6 against the spread and 15-4 overall.
  • The Clippers are knocking down 41.4% of their three-point shots this season, 3.9% higher than the 37.5% the Spurs allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles has an 18-11 record against the spread and a 21-8 record overall when the team connects on more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • San Antonio is 19-9 against the spread while putting up an 18-10 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 41.4% from three-point distance.
  • The Spurs shoot 36.1% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 0.3 percentage points lower than the Clippers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.4%).
  • San Antonio has a 14-5-1 ATS record and is 13-7 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 16-8 ATS and 18-6 overall in games it shoots above 36.1% from deep.
  • The Clippers make 14.4 three-pointers per game this season, 3.6 more makes per game than the Spurs allow (10.8).
  • Los Angeles is 20-10 against the spread and 23-7 overall when it connects on more three-pointers than its opponents, while San Antonio is 10-16-1 ATS and 10-17 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Spurs rank 27th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Clippers give up the seventh-fewest made threes in the league.

Clippers vs Spurs Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Spurs AVG Spurs Rank
8th 114.8 Points Scored 110 22nd
6th 109.3 Points Allowed 110.1 7th
27th 44 Rebounds 44.2 19th
19th 9.4 Off. Rebounds 9.1 22nd
6th 14.4 3pt Made 10.8 27th
18th 24.3 Assists 24.6 17th
4th 12.2 Turnovers 10.9 1st

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