Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams play on Tuesday April 28th, 2015. At 10:30 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.
The (57-29) and number six-seed San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division will make another trip to the “SOUTHERN PART OF THE GOLDEN STATE” for game five of the best of seven series. San Antonio will play the (58-28) and three seed Los Angeles Clippers of the Western Conference Pacific in 2015 NBA Playoff first round action. The teams will play at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. The best Sports Handicapper believes San Antonio is still the team to best in the West. The Clipper are making thing very interesting. The opening betting line has the Los Angeles Clippers as a two-point home underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 206 for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 San Antonio Spurs looked like they wee going through the motions in their game four home defeat to the Clippers. Forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high twenty-six points in the loss. The San Antonio Spurs got outscored in the second, third and fourth quarters by the Clippers. Leonard is the team leader scoring the basketball through the first four games. Future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is the leader in rebounds and shot blocks. The San Antonio offense averages 103.2 points per contest. Defensively the Spurs ranks third in the Western Conference and league wide. The betting odds total are 6-1 San Antonio last seven following a straight up loss. The betting odds over the total are 5-2 the last seven between the team in Southern California. The San Antonio Spurs are 2-3 their last five NBA Against The Spread Picks away from home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total twice. San Antonio are 5-1 Against The Spread their last six basketball games after a straight up defeat. The key to a San Antonio win is to play tough defense; they can’t allow the Clippers to dictate the pace. Center Tiago Splitter has to get more aggressive in the post area; he is scoring two points per game through the first four in the postseason. Bovada lists the San Antonio Spurs at 9/2 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference Championship.
The 2015 Los Angeles Clippers got a much-needed win in game four to tie up the series at 2-2. The Clippers lost game three in blowout fashion. Head Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers and his staff did a masterful job preparing the team for Sunday’s win. All-Star Point Guard Chris Paul scored a game-high thirty-four. The Clippers offense ranks second in the NBA scoring the basketball. The Clippers defense allows the opposition 101.2 points per contest. The betting odds under the total are 6-1 the Clippers last seven at home against a team with a winning record on the road. The Clippers are 1-6 Against The Number their last seven at “STAPLES CENTER”. The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-4-1 their last ten Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds three times and staying under the betting odds total seven. The betting odds over the total are 9-4 the last thirteen between the teams. The Los Angeles Clippers have to come out and play with a sense of urgency the way they did in game four. Forward Blake Griffin and Center DeAndre Jordan have to dominate in the post again. Bovada Lv has the Brooklyn Nets at 15/2 to win the 2015 NBA Championship.