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Thunder Dominating Clippers in L.A.

Wednesday’s slate of NBA action features a clash between Western Conference heavyweights when the Oklahoma City Thunder tangle with the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The California sun has been good to the Thunder in recent trips, as Kevin Durant and company are a solid 5-1 ATS at the betting window in their last six against the Clips in L.A. Books are expecting this one to be tight, evidenced by the Clippers opening as slight 1-point favorites.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Thunder's last three games with a closing total of 220.5 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Thunder' last seven games against the Clippers.
  • The Thunder are 26-5 SU in their last 31 games against the Western Conference.

Both squads are in a bubble for the third and fourth spots in the West. The Thunder have a 2.5 game lead on the Clippers for the No. 3 seed, which is more crucial than it seems upon first glance. If the third-seeded team wins its first-round series, they’ll likely find themselves with a second-round matchup against the record-setting Golden State Warriors. Needless to say, OKC would like to avoid that, making tonight’s contest all that more important.

As good as the Thunder have been in L.A., producing on the road has been a tall order for the Thunder in recent weeks. Oklahoma City is a paltry 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Clippers as 1.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 221.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 109-101 result in favor of the Clippers today. 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

Los Angeles battles the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently with a 42-18 mark (24-34-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 25-32-2 for the Los Angeles Clippers and 28-32 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.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 5-rated Thunder in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 1 in the league with 47.68 per game. That compares with Los Angeles's No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA's No. 7-ranked team at 9.56 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 16 with 8.15 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sacramento was victimized for 27 points and 27 rebounds by Kevin Durant as the Thunder defeated the Kings 131-116 in NBA action on Monday.

Los Angeles got 23 points and 12 assists from Chris Paul en route to a 105-95 victory over Brooklyn on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Oklahoma City is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Golden State, Thursday, March 3rd
Los Angeles home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 5th

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