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(2-2) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers (2-0)
Date: Friday October 19
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -1.5
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: 215½
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Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City only lost by eight points at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, the same night the Warriors received their championship rings for the third time in four years.
OKC only got four rebounds, one assist and no points from Terrence Ferguson, filling in for Russell Westbrook, who is still recovering from an offseason knee surgery.
Neither did Andre Roberson play after suffering a season-ending injury to his knee late last season. His timetable has him returning sometime in early 2019 but it can only be tentative, given how far away that return date is.
Steven Adams was also hobbled with a stiff back, though he did play and dropped seventeen and eleven in thirty-six minutes.
You can think of all of these injuries one of two ways: either OKC looked ok in the first game with a lot of help on the horizon, or that this could be just the start of a long season full of injuries on a team that isn’t necessarily young. It’s never a good sign for a team to be banged up in the season opener.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers hosted the Nuggets in their first game of the season on Wednesday. Denver is typically a poor road team but the Nuggets took it to Los Angeles and won, 107–98, pulling away in the fourth quarter.
The Clippers got double-digit scoring from three guys off the bench: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11), Lou Williams (14) and Boban Marjanovic (18). Boban’s eighteen points and eight rebounds came in just eighteen minutes of play. He’s a valuable asset in short playing time for any team.
But the starting unit didn’t do much, especially not the starting backcourt of Patrick Beverly and Avery Bradley, who might play some tenacious defense, but scored just eight points combined (all Bradley’s).
Tobias Harris, who is going to be expected to do a lot this season, scored nineteen and ripped down ten rebounds in forty-one minutes of play.
Danilo Gallinari scored sixteen points in thirty-four minutes. You might as well play him a lot while he’s healthy. That can’t possibly last for long.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in OKC last 9 road games.
- Under is 12-5 in OKC last 17 overall.
- Over is 13-4 in LAC last 17 vs. NBA Northwest.
- LAC are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Fri. games.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in LA.
- OKC are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in LA.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction: Clips.
Just because they’re at home. Los Angeles doesn’t really have an answer, defensively, for Paul George, who will go off again without Westbrook taking all the shots he commands.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: LEAN Over 215½
NBA Free Score Prediction: OKC 109 – LA 114
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