The San Antonio Spurs take the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference north to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers in fifth place. The Spurs are on a three-game losing streak and 1-9 in their previous 10 trips out. Meanwhile, the Clippers are on a three-game winning streak and appear to have shaken out of their slump after going 2-9.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Spurs vs Clippers. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Spurs: As Good as It Gets
It’s about that time in the season when we have to admit that the Spurs are a bad team and things aren’t going to get better. This is as good as the Spurs are.
To make matters worse, San Antonio is also a poor team against the spread (ATS) at 23-25. On the road, the Spurs have the 6th worst record at 9-13 ATS with a negative return on investment of -21.90%. That works out to a loss of -5.30 units for anyone who bet on the Spurs every game.
The Spurs cover less than 50% of all their games and 37.5% of the time against fellow Western Conference foes.
San Antonio has its defense to thank for most of its struggles, as the squad ranks dead last in opponent scoring and scoring margin.
Clippers Not Great ATS
There is a lot to like about the Clippers as they head into this game against San Antonio. For starters, LA is coming off a massive blowout of its in-house rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers won 133-115 on Tuesday and moved the season series with the Lakers to 3-0.
If the Clippers were able to overcome a 46-point game from LeBron James, there is nothing that the Spurs can throw at them to upset this momentum. The Spurs have scorers, but without a defense, it won’t matter much.
The Clippers are relatively healthy, with Marcus Morris questionable for Thursday and Luke Kennard as the only guy out.
The only concern I have is that the Clippers cover less than 50% of the time and 45% in conference games. But the Spurs are so bad it doesn’t really matter what the Clippers did up until this point.
Spurs vs Clippers Game Injuries
Spurs vs Clippers Head-to-Head
The Clippers and Spurs have met three times this season, with the Clippers winning all games. The last time San Antonio managed a win was back in January 2022, 101-94, at home.
Spurs vs Clippers Game Information
- Game: Spurs (14-34) vs Clippers (26-24)
- Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Spurs vs ClippersLive Stream: NBA Game Pass
Spurs vs Clippers Betting Lines
Spurs vs Clippers Picks and Prediction
The Spurs haven’t covered on the road in almost two weeks, and I’m not about to start trusting them now. They are one of the worst teams in the NBA and are not worth wasting money on. They are also playing without rest, which is rarely the path toward a big improvement.
The Clippers have their issues but remain the best bet for this rivalry game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are listed at -800 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Clippers, you can win $13. San Antonio Spurs are +550, offering a chance to win $550 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Clippers an 88.89% chance to win, with the Spurs at 15.38%.