[8:30 PM] Clippers @ Spurs

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Clippers (3-1)

@ San Antonio Spurs (4-1)


Current odds:

Los Angeles Clippers: (+184)

San Antonio Spurs: (-205)


ESPN simulations have San Antonio as 67.7% favorites to win the game.

65% of sports bets are currently on San Antonio to win as (-205) favorites.

Chris Paul has just started his sixth season with the Los Angeles Clippers but he is already the top assist man in franchise history. Paul had 11 assists in Friday’s 99-88 road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to raise his team total to 3,502 and he looks for more helpers when Los Angeles visits the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Paul also scored 27 points during the memorable contest in which he passed Randy Smith (3,498), the former two-time All-Star with the Buffalo Braves who also played for the San Diego Clippers.

San Antonio recorded a 100-86 victory at Utah on Friday to avenge a home loss to the Jazz earlier in the week after only losing once at home all last season. The Spurs have the second-best record in the NBA while riding the coattails of small forward Kawhi Leonard, the MVP runner-up from last season who has developed into a full-fledged superstar.

Los Angeles has held three of its last four opponents to 88 or fewer points and leads the NBA by allowing just 90.4 per outing. The problem lies with struggling shooting guards J.J. Redick (10 points per game) and Jamal Crawford (11.2), with Redick reaching double digits just twice while shooting 39.2 percent from the field while Crawford has connected on just 33.3 percent of his attempts and gone 2-of-16 from 3-point range.

Leonard had 29 points and a season-best 11 rebounds in the victory over the Jazz and he is averaging 28.5 points, made 53-of-55 free throws and has hit at least 50 percent of his field-goal attempts in each of the past five games.

Los Angeles C DeAndre Jordan collected a season-best 21 rebounds against Memphis and is averaging 13.2 per game.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Antonio Spurs

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick