NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
Tonight kicks off the first game of the NBA Playoffs round two series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Spurs as huge -1800 favorites to win the series putting the Clippers at a staggering +1100 dog bets.
The lines reflect a San Antonio Spurs team that smashed on their first round opponents pulling the broom out to sweep the eighth seed Utah Jazz in four games. The Spurs averaged 102 points per game in the first round while allowing the Jazz to score more than 90 points only once in the seires. San Antonio shot .481 from the floor at home and were moving the ball around nicely with 21.50 assists per game.
Tony Parker has really shined having an mvp like season, currently averaging 21 points per game with six and a half assists during the playoffs. Tim Duncan has not been looking his age at all scoring 14 points and averaging almost 9 rebounds a game. Manu Ginobilli had missed a bunch of games in the regular season and struggled the first three playoff games against Utah, but started to find a groove in the final against the Jazz.
The Los Angeles Clippers were locked in a tough battle with the Memphis Grizzlies that went to game seven of the first round. Averaging 90 points a game at home they played equally well on the road pulling out two victories in Memphis.
Most of the Clippers offense runs through point-guard Chris Paul who averaged 20.4 points and 7 assists er game against the Grizzlies. Blake Griffin put up 18 points a game while shooting over .500 in the first round series. After those two stars the Clippers roster gets thin when it comes to scoring, and that is where the San Antonio Spurs hold a huge advantage over LA.
The San Antonio Spurs won two of the three contest against the Los Angeles Clippers during the regular season. All three were high scoring contests with both teams having well over a hundred points a game. The one where the Clippers won they were piling on three point shots, and will need to do so again to win this series against the Spurs who have far more skilled depth in their roster.
NBA Betting Prediction: I got the San Antonio Spurs defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in five. I think Chris Paul and Blake Griffin continue to play well, however it just will not be enough to defeat a much deeper and seemingly possessed Spurs team that has won 14 straight.
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