NBA Betting Picks - Clipper's Defense To Keep Spurs Controlled

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:57 PM GMT

Arguably the best matchup today in the NBA takes place in San Antonio when the Los Angeles Clippers come to visit the Spurs. our NBA bwetting expert analyzes the odds and provides his insight and a free pick.

NBA sides: 3-9

NBA totals 24-19

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles is averaging 100 points per game while allowing just 91 per game which ranks them first in the league. So far defensively they have been really solid, and they will have to be if they plan on pulling the upset in San Antonio. As of this write-up Los Angeles ranks first in defending from beyond the arc allowing opponents to shoot just 29.2% from distance. This will be crucial to them against a San Antonio team that ranks first shooting 42.3% from range.

This game really matches up to be a tight one from start to finish just looking at the last 10 times they have played over the last couple of seasons they are 5-5 versus each other with both teams being able to pull off a couple of wins on the road in that timeframe. With both teams coming off a back to back I prefer backing the one that is still on the road compared to the team that have to travel and then come back home, which is what we have tonight in San Antonio.

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio is averaging 105 points per game while allowing just 95.6 which ranks them 12th and fourth in the league respectively. It looks like this will be another winning season for San Antonio as the machine continues to churn out quality basketball. For me, personally, they are my favorite team in the league but I believe grabbing the points against them is a way to go tonight thus making this not an easy play for myself.

Currently, they have not ramped things up on defense like last year but it only be a matter of time until they are the number one ranked defense in the league or least in the top three most likely. With San Antonio allowing just 79.4 attempts per game which ranks fourth in the league expect this game to be pretty slow-paced. As mentioned, the real matchup will be if Los Angeles can defend San Antonio from beyond the arc. However, a good reason to take the points tonight is that beyond shooting from distance San Antonio has not been efficient averaging just 45.9% on their two-point shots which ranks them second to last in the league.

NBA odds

Oddsmakers have Los Angeles as a +4.5 underdog across the board. For my NBA pick I'm going to take them +4.5 like at pinnacle sports -103. Both teams are most likely headed for the playoffs and this will be a real tough one tonight, grab the points.

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Free NBA Pick: Clippers +4.5

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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