NBA 1/5/21 – Spurs @ Clippers
Strategy: Straddle Dog
Alert: Clippers down 7 points
San Antonio Spurs (3-4, 2-1 Away) @ LA Clippers (5-3, 2-2 Home)
Final Score: 116 – 113
Line: LAC -7.0
The Spurs are coming off a 4 game skid and look to make a statement against the Clippers. You could have taken the Spurs +7 or ML before the game. Two of the four losses during the streak were within 7 points. The Spurs got out to an early lead maxing out at 9 points five different times. This may have been a good opportunity to start looking for the Clippers plus spread. The Clippers went on a run of their own to get a one point lead. The Spurs responded quickly building their lead back up to 9 points to end the 1st quarter. The Spurs maintained the lead for the entire 2nd quarter maxing out at 24 points. There were many opportunities to take the Clippers plus spread here. The first half ended with a Spurs 19 point advantage.
The Spurs did not give up their lead in the 3rd quarter however the Clippers went on a run to end the 3rd quarter down 2 points. The Spurs went on a 12-0 run early in the 4th quarter to go up 97-85. The Spurs again did not give up their lead in the fourth maxing out at 15 points. The game ended with a 3 point advantage for the Spurs as the Clippers made a late run.