Clippers on the road vs. Thunder
The NBA betting slate offers up a marquee matchup on Thursday night as Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers play on the road against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Clippers came out on top 111-103 as a 4.5-point home favorite on the NBA odds in their first game against the Thunder on November 13. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last four games between the two teams.
The Clippers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 7-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 4-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Los Angeles is 8-4 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 7-3.
The Thunder sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 100-99.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 102-98 result against the Timberwolves on November 20. The Clippers covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Clippers got a 20-point performance from Chris Paul, who added 11 assists as Los Angeles ran past Minnesota 102-98 on Wednesday at Target Center.
The Thunder were a 115-113 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. Denver was victimized by Kevin Durant for 38 points as the Thunder defeated the Nuggets 115-113 in NBA action on Monday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 11 in the league with 43.92 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 9 with 8.58 per contest.
Los Angeles home to Sacramento, Saturday, November 23rd
Oklahoma City home to Utah, Sunday, November 24th