The San Antonio Spurs entered the all-star break on a six-game winning streak with a 6-0 straight up and 3-3 against the spread record. The Spurs come out of the break facing six straight road games, starting Thursday night in Los Angeles against the Clippers.
San Antonio is going off as a 4-point road favorite in Los Angeles according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the team's last 17 games as a betting favorite of four points or less, the Spurs are just 6-11 SU and 4-13 ATS.
In a season that has been dominated by Golden State Warriors headlines, the Spurs have done a whole lot of winning themselves. San Antonio has the second best record in the NBA at 45-8 SU, and have the best record in the league against the spread with a mark of 34-19.
The Spurs are a perfect 28-0 at home, but on the road have been more vulnerable with a 17-8 SU and 15-10 ATS record.
Including last year's seven-game series in the postseason, these two teams have played each other tough recently. The Clippers are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games against the Spurs since going 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in their previous seven head-to-head meetings per the OddsShark NBA Database.
Despite sitting comfortably in a playoff spot at 35-18 SU and 25-26-2 ATS, the Clippers have been an inconsistent group this season. A clear step behind the Warriors, Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder in the West to this point, Los Angeles is hoping to make a second half push to gain some confidence heading into the postseason.
Star power forward Blake Griffin has played only 30 games this season after breaking his hand in an off-the-court incident in January.
Wednesday night's total is set at 205.5 points. The OVER is 5-2-1 in San Antonio's last eight games and 12-5 in the last 17 games between the Spurs and Clippers.
This game will arguably mean more to the Clippers, who will be looking for a statement win out of the all-star break against one of the NBA's best teams. These two teams have played each other tough over the last two seasons, and Wednesday's game should be another good one with both teams coming in fresh.