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(41-21) L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (43-20)
Date: Wednesday March 9th
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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The Thunder snapped their 2-game losing streak in their last game and that steak began in La La Land in a loss to the Clippers.
Oklahoma City is still in the 3rd spot in the West, but they have not in good form as of late and they only lead the Clippers by 1.5 games in the conference. The Thunder have lost 6 of their last 9 games.
The Clippers have won 4 of their last 5 games and they are coming off a win. They have been playing well for the last several weeks and that is without All Star FW Blake Griffin in the lineup.
In their last games the Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-96 and the Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-90.
The Clippers’ offense ranks 6th in the league in opponents’ points per game and they have not skipped a beat with Griffin on the sidelines. They have scored at least 103 points in 4 of their last 5 games.
The Clippers have been much better this season on the defensive end of the floor ranking 8th in opponents’ points allowed.
The Clippers have to be confident in this game, as in the recent one in L.A. facing the Thunder they were down and out, but erased a 22-point 4th quarter deficit with a 26-5 run to end the game.
Chris Paul has been playing well and J.J. Reddick and Jamaal Crawford are each averaging over 13 ppg and have been taking up the scoring slack with Griffin out.
This season the Clippers are 20-10 on the road.
Oklahoma City Thunder
You can be sure that the Thunder will want some revenge on the Clippers are their huge collapse. OKC is back at home after a 4-game road trip. This season they are 25-8 at home, but in their last game in their house they lost to the Golden State Warriors.
OKC is the 2nd highest scoring team in the league and it is no secret that to stop them you have to try to contain Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. These 2 did combine for 54 points in the recent loss to the Clippers, but they disappeared in the 4th quarter and for the game only combined to shoot 20/48 from the floor.
Serge Ibaka is the 3rd leading scorer for the Thunder and he had a terrible game in L.A. going for 11 points on 5/16 shooting. When he is scoring the Thunder are tough to beat, as it takes a lot of pressure off Durant and Westbrook.
The Thunder are 1-1 facing the Clippers this season with both games in L.A.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Clippers have an Under record of 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
- Thunder are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Thunder have an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The Thunder will come out hard in this game to get revenge and they will do just that by winning and covering the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -5.
The underdog is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 games between these 2 teams, but that trend will not continue in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 115 – Clippers 106
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