The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to take care of business against the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this season on Tuesday night in marquee NBA betting action.
The Thunder topped the Clippers 117-111 and managed to cover the 3.5-point spread on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season back on November 21. That snapped the Clippers' 2-0 SU and ATS winning streak against the Thunder.
Supporters of the Thunder have seen them go 32-9 and 23-15-3 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 32-10 and 25-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 23-19, while the Thunder are 20-19-2.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier at , while the total was sitting at 203 at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Clippers and the No. 2-ranked Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 110-108 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 101.6 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 14 at 97 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.8 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 121-118 result against the Nuggets on January 20. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 239 combined points took the game OVER the total. Oklahoma City got 37 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 121-118 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 106-99 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Clippers got a 26-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 13 rebounds, but Golden State still ran past Los Angeles 106-99 on Monday at Oracle Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Thunder at Clippers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games at home
LA Clippers are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 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 at Golden State, Wednesday, January 23
LA Clippers at Phoenix, Thursday, January 24