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Clippers NBA underdogs vs Thunder

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, with the host Thunder favored by 8.5 points on the opening NBA spread.

The Clippers do not rebound well and they do not defend the 3-point line well. Both can be dangerous traits against the talented Thunder so Clippers bettors should take heed.

LA has covered three in a row against the Thunder, but their league-worst road rebounding mark will cause trouble here.

The Thunder currently sports a record of 34-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-21 ATS. The Clippers are 26-19 and 22-22-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 23-23 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Clippers have gone 20-25 against the number.

View LA Clippers vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Clippers opened as 7.5-point underdogs but it was already bet up to -8.5 at TopBet. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 199 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-100 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 8-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 8 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 7.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 96.6 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Los Angeles was a 102-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Blake Griffin poured in 23 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Los Angeles on Tuesday, as the Pacers rolled to a 102-89 victory over Los Angeles at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Thunder were a 97-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Thunder endured a 97-90 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Russell Westbrook at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 10-0

 

A few Clippers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
LA Clippers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

Next up:
LA Clippers at New Orleans, Thursday, March 22
Oklahoma City home to Minnesota, Friday, March 23

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