San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers 1/20/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting
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The San Antonio Spurs (27-20) play host to the Los Angeles Clippers (24-21) on Thursday night at the AT&T Center as they look to extend their winning streak.
San Antonio has won their last two and seven of their last 10 as they sit in sixth place in a very close Western Conference. Los Angeles has struggled lately and has lost their last five games, and are 3-7 in their last 10 games. They are just clinging to eighth place in the Western Conference and are looking for a win on the road tonight to reverse their fortunes.
The Spurs own a 2-0 season series lead with the Clippers. In their most recent game, LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs past the Clippers 122-111 behind his 38-point performance.
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup
The Spurs swept their recent road trip with wins over Dallas and Minnesota. Against Minnesota, the Spurs had to do it without DeMar DeRozan, who is expected to be back this game.
In DeRozan’s absence, Marco Belinelli was huge off the bench for San Antonio. Rudy Gay also returned to the lineup and scored 22 points as one of six Spurs players in double figures.
Prior to him sitting, DeRozan had been struggling, and Popovich said he had several bumps and bruises. The Spurs likely hope the time off will help rejuvenate DeRozan, who started the season off hot.
The Spurs’ second unit remains one of the strongest in the league, led by Belinelli, Davis Bertans and Patty Mills.
Los Angeles Clippers Starting Lineup
The Clippers started the season off strong and were looking like one of the surprise teams in the league, but they have struggled lately especially as they have had to deal with several injuries.
Their most recent loss in this five-game skid came at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Friday in DeMarcus Cousins’ return. The Warriors didn’t miss a beat in adding in a fifth scorer, and the Clippers could not stop the new big five.
With Gallinari having to leave the game, the Clippers were down yet another scorer, and as much as Tobias Harris and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tried to make it a contest, they were simply outgunned in a 94-112 loss.
As Harris said, the Clippers just needed that one extra scoring threat, and with both Gallinari and Lou Williams out, the Clippers couldn’t come up with an answer.
Spurs vs. Clippers Betting Odds
The Spurs are heavy 9.5 point favorites in tonight’s game. The over/under is 221 points. San Antonio is live on the moneyline at -500 after opening at -400.
San Antonio is 18-6 at home and 15-8 as the favorite. Los Angeles is 10-11 on the road and 5-14 as the underdog.
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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks
Tonight’s fantasy standouts are the power forwards for both teams. LaMarcus Aldridge ($8.6k) has been having an all-star caliber year and is projected for 42.81 points. Tobias Harris has also made a case for why he should be an all-star as well, and FanDuel projects him to finish with 40.09 points.
Point guards Derrick White ($5.6k) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($3.6k) are both incredible values. White has had a breakout year in his sophomore campaign and is expected to have 27.81 points tonight, while FanDuel has rookie Gilgeous-Alexander slated for 31.66.
Find all of our Fanduel and Draftkings projections here: https://www.lineups.com/nba/nba-fantasy-basketball-projections.