Clippers vs Spurs Picks and Predictions for March 25

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Updated: March 25, 2021

The Clippers, third seed in the West, just beat up the Spurs by 33 last night, and get a second turn at them tonight—with possible trade deadline deals potentially further stripping San Antonio’s roster.

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The NBA Trade Deadline is today, and plenty of eyes will be on the Spurs, who are jostling for a playoff position but could likely be moving some star players and key veterans.

With deadline rumors swirling, San Antonio suffered an ugly 33-point home loss to the Clippers last night. The Spurs have to host these same Clips again on a back-to-back, currently sitting as 6.5-point NBA betting underdogs.

We try to sort through the confusions and what-ifs with our free Clippers vs. Spurs picks and predictions for March 25, with tip-off set for 8:30 p.m. ET. 

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Injuries

Clippers: Serge Ibaka C (Out), Patrick Beverley G (Out).
Spurs: Rudy Gay F (Questionable), Lonnie Walker IV G (Questionable), Keita Bates-Diop F (Questionable), LaMarcus Aldridge C (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Over is 9-4 in the Clippers’ last 13 games as a road favorite. Find more NBA betting trends for Clippers vs. Spurs.

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The line opened at Los Angeles -6, with the total at 221.5. Early action favored the Clippers, moving the line to -6.5, while Over betting has pushed the total to 223.5. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Against the spread (ATS) pick

A big question for tonight’s game is “Can the Spurs rebound after an embarrassing effort against the Clippers last night?”

But the big question for tonight’s game is “Who will even take the court for the Spurs?”

With the trade deadline today, a number of veteran players could be out the door for the eighth-place Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge is already gone (he’s left the team and will either be traded or bought out), leading scorer DeMar DeRozan has been in a number of swirling trade rumors and Rudy Gay (who sat out yesterday and is questionable with a foot injury) has been traded twice in his career already and could be a candidate to be moved again.

Add in that Lonnie Walker IV (wrist) also did not play yesterday and likely won’t play tonight, and this may be Spurs team that’s even worse than the unit that took a 48-minute beating from Los Angeles last night.

The Clippers are currently third in the West, just one game behind Phoenix and four back of Utah for first. If they make any roster changes for tonight, it will be adding more pieces to bolster a playoff run—not selling off like their opponent tonight.

Los Angeles is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games, it has covered in seven straight games on the second half of a back-to-back and, as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George didn’t log heavy minutes in yesterday’s blowout, they should be good to play again tonight.

We don’t expect another 30+ blowout, but we do expect the Clips to cover in a game they can’t afford to lose. Then again, if DeMar gets DeTraded…this could get ugly.

PREDICTION: Clippers -6.5 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

The Spurs have been one of the better defensive clubs this year, sitting ninth in the league at 109.8 points per game. But the offense has continued to shrivel up, as San Antonio’s monthly per-game scoring averages are 113, 111.4, 109.2 and now just a paltry 106.9 points per contest in March.

And that was with DeRozan and his team-best 20.5 ppg…And he might be wearing another jersey come tonight.

San Antonio only scored 101 yesterday, yet the total went Over because the Spurs gave up a season-worst 134 points to the Clippers. That number was a little inflated, however, by the Clippers shooting a ridiculous 17 of 33 (51.5 percent) from beyond the arc—a tad above their season average of 41.6 percent on triples, and the Spurs’ allowing just 37.8 percent of successful threes to fall.

The Clippers likely won’t be unconscious behind the arc again, and San Antonio may not even hit 100 points tonight. This total has actually moved higher than yesterday’s line, so we’re going to bank on it falling somewhat Under.

PREDICTION: Under 223.5 (-110)

Team total pick

As mentioned above, the Spurs are struggling to score lately, failing to reach 109 points in seven of their last 10 games.

On the second half of a back-to-back, against a Clippers defense that has given up 110 or fewer points in six of their last seven, we don’t see them magically putting up a big number on the scoreboard.

Especially if DeRozan gets moved out.

PREDICTION: San Antonio Spurs Under 108.5 (-120)

Clippers vs Spurs betting card

  • Clippers -6.5 (-110)
  • Under 223.5 (-110)
  • San Antonio Spurs Under 108.5 (-120)

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