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Thunder are a Great Bet vs Clippers

Kevin Durant Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been on a bit of a tear recently, winning seven of their last eight games. They’ve also been great against the spread when playing the Clippers, going 6-2 ATS in their last eight against them, but more importantly ahead of tonight’s game at STAPLES Center, they’ve gone 5-0 ATS in their last five road games vs the Clips.

Betting Trends
  • The Clippers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The Clippers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games at home.
  • Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.5 points and 9.5 assists when playing on one day rest.

A slow start for the Clippers has carried over to December as they continue to underwhelm, going just 4-6 SU in their last 10 games. Even worse, they’ve been far from a reliable bet this season, posting an overall ATS record of 9-17-2, which includes a 5-10 home ATS record.

Tonight’s game opened with a total of 208, and both of these teams are trending UNDER. OKC has gone UNDER in 11 of their last 13 games, while LA has gone UNDER in six of their last eight home games. Also of note, the total has gone UNDER four of the last five times between these team when playing in LA.

Kevin Durant has been a scoring machine vs the Clippers in 26 career games against them, averaging 28.9 points

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Oklahoma City Thunder listed as 0-point earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 210.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-93 win for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers sport a record of 16-12 and 9-17-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 18-9 and 12-15 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 14-13-1 for the Los Angeles Clippers and 9-18 for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Clippers - Thunder betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (102.54 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 12 at 99.56 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (47.24% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles was run off the court by the Thunder on Saturday as Oklahoma City blasted the Lakers 118-78 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Blake Griffin scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Clippers to victory (they lost 107-97 to Houston at Toyota Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oklahoma City's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 23rd
Los Angeles at Los Angeles, Friday, December 25th

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