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Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Clippers in basketball action.
The Clippers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 5-4-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 5-5 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 4-6-1.
For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 5 and the Clippers sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 107-104 result in favor of the Clippers today.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 24 in the league with 40.6 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 18 with 6.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.7 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 92-87 winner on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Clippers grabbed a 92-87 win over the Spurs on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Paul at AT&T Center.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 119-109 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Thunder earned a push in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 228 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Russell Westbrook for 30 points as the Thunder defeated the Warriors 119-109 in NBA action on Sunday.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Clippers at Thunder trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Brooklyn, Friday, November 23
Oklahoma City at Boston, Friday, November 23