The NBA Playoffs on Thursday night and we will see the Los Angeles Clippers travel to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs in game 6 of their best-of-seven series. Free Pick to follow. The game has a start time of 9:30 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on ESPN. Current Vegas betting odds have San Antonio listed as 5.5 point favorites, while the total is set at 205.5.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Clippers came into the playoffs as the number 3 seed and weren't really happy about having to meet up with the Spurs in round 1. Now for the 2nd time in the series hey have lost homecourt edge after Tuesday nights 111-107 loss. The Clippers are 27-16 on the road this year. LA has gone 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 road games, but just 4-13 ATS in their last 17 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Clippers have scored 106.8 ppg on 47.4% shooting overall and 37.5% from long range on the road this year. Defensively they have struggled away from home as they have allowed 102.3 ppg on 45.3% shooting overall and 36.5% shooting from long range.
San Antonio has once again grabbed home court advantage after they used hack-a-Jordan (boy is that boring) to perfection to walk away with a 111-107 win at the staples Center on Tuesday night. Now the game shifts back to San Antonio, where the Spurs have gone 34-9 on the year. San Antonio has gone 16-5 ATS in their last 21 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, but the favorite is just 4-13 ATS the last 17 games in the series. The Spurs have scored 107.2 ppg on 48.8% shooting overall and 38.8% from long range at home for the year. Defensively they have been solid at home, allowing 97.6 ppg on 44.5% shooting overall and 35.5% shooting from long range.
Pick: It's hard to wanna go with the under in this games because of the Hack-a-Jordan effect, so I will go with the Spurs to cover this one instead. This is a team that has been dominant at home this year and it really was a shock how outplayed they were on this floor in game 4 after they beat the Clippers by 27 in game 3. The Spurs are the better team here and they do not want to go back to LA for a game 7. I look for the Spurs to close this one out by at least 9 points.
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