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Revenge angle: Thunder vs Clippers

The Thunder will look to pick up a road win as small chalk as they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Monday in NBA action.

The past four meetings between these Western rivals have all played OVER the total. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings.
The Clips have won four in a row, including a win last week at Oklahoma City, so revenge handicappers have an angle here on the Thunder.

View Oklahoma City vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites at TopBet, while the total sits at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-101 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense (97.5 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.4 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.4 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 115-110 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota was victimized by Kevin Durant for 43 points as the Thunder defeated the Timberwolves 115-110 in NBA action on Saturday.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Warriors on April 14. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles got 28 points and 13 assists from Chris Paul en route to a 112-104 victory over Golden State on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Thunder at Clippers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 13 games on the road
LA Clippers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
LA Clippers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Wednesday, April 18
LA Clippers at Denver, Wednesday, April 18

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