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(20-17) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers (17-19)
Date: Thursday, January 4
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
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The Los Angeles Clippers enter this contest on an absolute roll. Despite being a game outside the playoff picture, they have Blake Griffin back, are 6-1 straight up in their last seven (4-0 in their last four) and look like they’re ready to hop back into the top eight the second someone ahead of them slips.
The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t as hot, having lost two straight to the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks; however, they had won six straight before this recent drought, including eight of their last nine and 12 of their last 15.
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC enters this contest averaging 103.5 points per night on the offensive end of the floor. That number is good enough for 19th in the NBA.
The better news for OKC fans is that their team is better in terms of offensive efficiency. The Thunder average, one a per 100 possessions basis, 104.8 points, which is good enough for 14th.
Defensively, the Thunder are allowing opponents to score 100.5 points per night. That number puts them in the third spot in the league.
In terms of defensive efficiency, OKC is fourth. The team gives up 102.3 points per 100 possessions, which trails only the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles enters this game scoring 105.7 points per game. That number is good enough for 14th in the league.
Like the Thunder, L.A. improves on offense when you look at offensive efficiency instead of just the raw numbers. On the year, the Clips are posting 106.5 points per 100 possessions, which is good enough for 10th in the Association.
Defensively, the Clippers are giving up 105.7 points per night. That number puts them at 14th in the NBA.
In terms of defensive efficiency, the Clips take a slight dip down to 14th. They give up 106.1 points per 100 possessions to opponents.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in OKC last 9 games as an underdog.
- OKC are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- OKC are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
- LAC are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are going to come out with the momentum in this one, but the Thunder do have a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night that is very winnable.
Then again, the Clips are the ones with a night’s rest, even though Oklahoma City doesn’t have to do any traveling.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +2.5
This won’t be a blowout by any means, but Los Angeles could very well bust this one open late.
Expect the home team to come away with the upset.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers 108 – Oklahoma City Thunder 101
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