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Something Has to Give When Cruising Thunder & Clippers Collide

Quietly, the Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA over the last few weeks and can post their seventh win in the last eight games when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Clippers as 1-point home underdogs with a total of 214.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Thunder are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games on the road.
  • The Thunder are 7-2 SU in their last nine games.
  • The Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games with one day off between games.

An unlikely source has been leading the charge, as Lou Williams has topped the 30-point mark in five of the last seven contests. The veteran guard is averaging 30.8 points over the past six tilts after putting up 33 in Tuesday’s 113-105 home victory over Memphis. The return of Blake Griffin has been the biggest reason for the Clippers’ resurgence, though, as the power forward is averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds in his first three games back after missing 14.

Oklahoma City is also playing great basketball right now and has won seven of its last nine. The Thunder shot a season-best 60.2 percent from the field and established a season best for points in Wednesday’s 133-96 blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers. OKC had four players score more than 20 points while beating the Lakers, so it’s safe to say the Thunder are rounding into form after a rough few months to open the 2017-18 campaign.

Thanks to the Clippers’ recent offensive surge, OVER bettors have been profiting. In Los Angeles’ last six games, the OVER is 5-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Clippers as 2.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 209 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 110-109 result in favor of the Clippers. 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

Supporters of the Oklahoma City Thunder have seen them go 21-17 and 15-23 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at 17-19 and 20-16 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Clippers are 18-17-1, while the Thunder are 16-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Clippers sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Thunder are at No. 8 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense averaging 105.72 PPG, against an Oklahoma City defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.39 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.66% so far, more than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 45.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oklahoma City cruised to victory on Wednesday, running the Los Angeles Lakers out of the gym and running up a 133-96 score at Staples Center.

Lou Williams went off for 33 points and added 2 rebounds leading the Clippers to a 113-105 win over Memphis on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Sunday, January 7
Los Angeles home to Golden State, Saturday, January 6

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