Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs 1/26/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs 1/26/23
Thu 26th January 2023

The San Antonio Spurs (14-34, 5-17 Away) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers (26-24, 13-11 Home) on Thursday.

San Antonio is playing the second of a back-to-back after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers 113-104 at Arena yesterday, their third straight loss. With 25 points, Keldon Johnson was the top scorer in defeat.

Zach Collins chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds. The Spurs are the 14th seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles won their third in a row in impressive fashion on Tuesday at Arena, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 133-115. Paul George had 27 points to lead the team in scoring. With 25 points and nine rebounds, Kawhi Leonard also had a strong game.

The Clippers are the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Los Angeles will be seeking a season sweep against San Antonio after triumphing in all three of their prior matchups, the most recent of which was a 131-126 victory at AT&T Center on Friday, their third straight head-to-head victory. Leonard led the Clippers with 36 points and seven assists. Johnson had 23 points in the loss.

The Spurs have been led this season by Johnson, who is averaging 21.6 points per game. Meanwhile, Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.2 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is dishing 6.4 assists. Norman Powell’s 16.5 points per game have powered the Clips on offense. Ivica Zubac is pulling down 10.4 rebounds per game, eighth-most in the league, and Reggie Jackson is distributing 3.6 assists.

The Clippers rank as one of the top scoring defenses in the league, third-best with 110.6 points per game allowed. The Clippers have found success in the Spurs’ last 10 trips to Arena, winning six. San Antonio is looking to avoid a 10th straight road loss this season. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 1-7 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 1-6 with a rest disadvantage.

The Clippers are 1-0 with a rest advantage. San Antonio is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -7.7 (117.4-125.1). Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 114.1 (+0.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jeremy Sochan: 24.6 | 16.8 | +7.8
Doug McDermott: 9.3 | 13.9 | -4.6
Points per game:
Doug McDermott: 7.0 | 10.2 | -3.2
Rebounds per game:
Jeremy Sochan: 6.2 | 4.9 | +1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kawhi Leonard: 39.5 | 29.5 | +10.0
Points per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 29.5 | 19.9 | +9.6
Marcus Morris Sr.: 9.4 | 12.9 | -3.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers -13.5 (-110)

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