San Antonio Spurs will prove a big hurdle for the Los Angeles Clippers, with Unibet columnist Mark Woods expecting a low-scoring contest...
LA Clippers 1.50, San Antonio 2.60 – BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 03.35 GMT
With the All Star break in the rearview mirror, the NBA revs back into action on Tuesday with a clash of the Western Conference titans in LA, as the Clippers host the San Antonio Spurs.
And the visitors are hoping the hiatus can spell a fresh start with their injured quota set to ease back into the fray. Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter could all make their returns, a huge boost for the Spurs who went 5-5 headed into the showpiece.
It makes San Antonio – who are 2.60 for the victory tonight - a huge threat headed into the second half of the campaign and they’re still great value at 4.50 to win the Western Conference, just ahead of the Clippers (4.85) and behind the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder (2.20).
LA, 23-4 at home, came into the break on a three-game winning burst with Chris Paul edging his way towards full fitness. He will have a central role in whether the Clippers are building towards a play-off run or another flameout.
But even if Blake Griffin replicates his dynamic All Star form, and Ginobili slots back in, look under 208.5 total points as the teams feel their way back to their best.
Philadelphia 76ers 2.45, Cleveland Cavaliers 1.55 – BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 00.05 GMT
With Kyrie Irving coming off winning the All Star MVP award, can the Cleveland Cavaliers follow his lead and make a late post-season charge?
Despite their obvious dysfunction, the Cavs sit on a stretch of four straight wins, with their last three opponents held to an average of 90 points, and they are just three games back off eighth-placed Charlotte in the East.
Irving, who’s putting up 21.5 per game this term, should feast on Tuesday on the road at the Philadelphia 76ers who have lost eight straight.
But with the hosts’ offensive struggles, look under the total points line of 198.5 at 3.95, with Cleveland at 1.55 for the win.
Best bet: Go under 208.5 total points in LA Clippers-San Antonio at 2.20.