|Written by Jamal Gordon|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:34|
The biggest question mark surrounding the San Antonio Spurs heading into 2012 NBA playoffs lines as basketball betting favorites in the Western Conference was whether or not the aging veterans that make up the roster would be able to stay fresh throughout the entire post season. Well, so far, so good, as head coach Gregg Popovich's team took the No. 1 seed in the West, swept the Utah Jazz in four straight games and will collide with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night at 9:30pm EST which can be seen live on TNT.
Clippers vs Spurs odds in Vegas and at offshore sportsbooks have listed San Antonio as 11-point home favorites in NBA lines vs Los Angeles while the over/under total has been set at 190.5. Bookmakers have also listed the Spurs as heavy -1100 favorites on the moneyline for the Game 1 win at home while the Clippers would return a decent payout of +750 on a $100 wager for the road upset. Thanks to a four-game sweep of the Utah Jazz in Round 1, the Spurs will have had more than enough rest by the time they tip-off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal series on Tuesday. The Clippers, in contrast, fresh off of a seven-game series with the Memphis Grizzlies that only ended on Sunday will have but one night off. Handicapping trends for Clippers vs Spurs odds favor a San Antonio victory having recently gone 5-0 when playing at the AT&T Center but are just 3-7 when playing on a Tuesday.
According to Vegas NBA playoff lines, the difference is significant. Not only are the Spurs overwhelmingly betting favorites over the Clippers on the futures big board, they’re the favorites to come out of the West altogether - sorry OKC. Can San Antonio make a genuine run at the championship this year? Though Tim Duncan and company will always be capable of making an impact in the postseason, it’s been five years since they last won a championship leading many to wonder if their window had shut. Basketball betting trends for Clippers vs Spurs odds have Los Angeles listed as 11-point road underdogs having recently gone 17-8 overall but are just 1-17 when playing at the AT&T Center.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:03|