The Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a 2-0 SU and ATS winning streak against the Los Angeles Clippers as those top contenders prepare to meet again in NBA betting action on Sunday afternoon.
The Thunder have won and covered the posted spread in both of their games so far this season against the Clippers, including a 109-97 win as a 2.5-point favorite in Los Angeles on January 22. The OVER paid out for totals bettors in both of those games.
The Clippers sport records of 43-18 and 35-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 42-16 and 33-22-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-29 for the Clippers and 29-27-2 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to side with the Clippers in this one found them as 1.5-point favorites earlier at 5Dimes, while the total had been sitting in the area of 204 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Thunder taking on the No. 4-rated Clippers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 109-106 win for the Thunder on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (100.5 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 97.2 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.5% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (48.3% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 99.3 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 105-103 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Russell Westbrook was dynamite, scoring 38 points and adding 6 rebounds but Denver still won, 105-103, over Oklahoma City on Friday at Pepsi Center.
Los Angeles was a 105-89 winner in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 194 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 24 points from Jamal Crawford en route to a 105-89 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Thunder at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
Oklahoma City is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Oklahoma City is 8-15 ATS in their last 23 games when playing LA Clippers
Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
LA Clippers are 18-3 SU in their last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, March 5
LA Clippers home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 6