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 Saturday May 2nd, 2015. At 8:05 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.
The (58-30) and number six-seed San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division will travel back the “GOLDEN STATE” for the win or go home seventh game of the first round series. San Antonio will play the (59-29) 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 the reigning World Champions are going to be well prepared for the win or go home contest. The Los Angeles Clippers have the home court advantage, but it has not mattered between these teams. The opening betting line has the San Antonio Spurs as a two-point road underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 204 for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 San Antonio Spurs have won tow games in the series on the Clippers home court. Reserve Marco Belinelli came off of the bench to score twenty-three points in the game three home defeat. Forwards Kawhi Leonard and Tin Duncan added twelve a piece. San Antonio averages 103.2 points per contest on offense. Defensively the Spurs rank third in the Western Conference and the NBA. Leonard is the team’s leading scorer in the playoffs and has to produce Saturday. Duncan is the leader in rebounds, shot blocks, and steals. The betting odds over the total are 7-1 San Antonio last eight basketball games after a straight up defeat. San Antonio is 6-1 Against The Point Spread their last seven basketball games on Saturday’s. The San Antonio Spurs are 2-3 their last five NBA Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total once. San Antonio is 15-7 their last twenty-two NBA games between the teams at Staples Center. Point Guard Tony Parker has to play Chris Paul evenly at both ends of the basketball court. Leonard will come up big. Bovada lists the San Antonio Spurs at 12/1 to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
The 2015 Los Angeles Clippers forced a seventh game with a 102-96 road win. Power Forward Blake Griffin and Center DeAndre Jordan dominated in the post. The tandem combined for forty-one points. Guards Chris Paul and J.J. Redick scored nineteen points a piece. The Clippers rank second in the league scoring the basketball. The Clippers defense allows the opposition 100.1 points per contest. Paul, Jordan, and Griffin are the leaders in three of five major offensive categories. The Clippers are 1-7 Against The Spread their last eight at home. Los Angeles is only 1-5-1 Against The Point Spread their last seven basketball games following a straight up victory. The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-6-1 their last ten Against The Spread, going over the betting odds four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The betting odds over the total are 6-2 the last eight between the teams in “SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA”. The key to a Clippers win is to feed the frontcourt, Jordan, and Griffin. San Antonio has no answer for the two awesome athletes. Bovada Lv has the Los Angeles Clippers at 13/2 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference Title.