The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers open post All Star Game action tonight with a rubber match battle at the STAPLES Center. Tip off in this evening's clash between the Spurs and Clippers is set for 10:30pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on NBA TV. According to the latest NBA Odds, the Clippers are a -5.5 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under is set at 211 points.
The Clippers sent a strong message to the Spurs when these two Western Conference rivals hooked at the STAPLES Center on December 16th. Los Angeles pounded San Antonio 115-92 as Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined for 50 points.
The Spurs countered with a message of their own last month, though, producing a 116-92 win against the Paul-less Clippers at the AT&T Center. San Antonio got 17 points and nine assists from Tony Parker as well as a 19 point, 11 rebound double-double from Tim Duncan.
The Clippers, who lead the Pacific Division with a 37-18 record, are 14-5 since their most recent meeting with the Spurs and they had won three straight games heading into All Star weekend.
Los Angeles, which closes out a five game home stand this evening, bounced back from a 112-116 loss to the Heat on February 5th with double digit wins over Toronto and Philadelphia and a 122-117 triumph over Portland.
San Antonio entered the break on a 2-2 run, earning wins over the Bobcats and Celtics while suffering losses to the Nets and Pistons.
The Spurs, who 2-3 in their last five games against the Clippers at the STAPLES Center, have not played at home since February 1st; they will close out their current nine game road swing on February 21st in Phoenix.
Notable Trends: The Clippers are 5-2 straight up but 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games playing at home when coming off three straight wins (courtesy of Dr. Meyer's SDQL).
NBA Odds San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers:
San Antonio Spurs +5.5 (-110), Over 211 (-110), +190 (Moneyline)
Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 (-110), Under 211 (-110), -230 (Moneyline)
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