20* Spurs/Clippers TNT Late-Night BAILOUT on UNDER 200.5
San Antonio vs. LA Clippers,
02/21/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 116 - 90
Total: -110/+200½ Under
The books have set the bar too high tonight in this match-up between two of the top three teams in the Western Conference in the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers. This is a high-profile game that will bring out the best in both teams defensively. That has certainly been the case when these teams have gotten together in recent meetings.
The Clippers and Spurs have combined for 201 or fewer points in six straight meetings dating back to their playoff series last year. The two meetings this season alone have been very low-scoring. Los Angeles beat San Antonio at home 106-84 on November 7th for 190 combined points. The Clippers also beat the Spurs on the road 92-87 on November 19th for 169 combined points. These teams have combined to average just 179.5 points/game in two meetings this season, and 189.2 points/game in their last six meetings.
Both Chris Paul and Tony Parker tend to struggle when they play one another, which is huge for the UNDER. Parker had a season-low four points on 2-of-7 shooting in a 106-84 loss at Staples Center on Nov. 7, and scored 11 in a 92-87 home defeat Nov. 19. Parker also shot just 36.1 percent while averaging 17.3 points in the four-game sweep of the Clippers in the second round of last season's playoffs. Paul scored 12.8 per game on 36.8 percent shooting in that series.
The UNDER is 11-2-2 in Spurs last 15 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The UNDER is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The UNDER is 12-4 in Clippers last 16 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. The UNDER is 41-20 in Clippers last 61 Thursday games. The UNDER is 19-4-1 in the last 24 meetings in Los Angeles. Bet the UNDER in this game Thursday.