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Trends Favoring OKC vs. the Clips

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers are clearly thinking about the playoffs, which makes tonight’s late regular season matchup not nearly as exciting as it should be. According to recent trends, the Thunder’s chances of covering the spread are much higher. OKC, who opened as 8.5-point favorites, is 5-0 ATS as a favorite of 8.5 points or less. The Clippers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine as an underdog of 8.5 or more.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games after a loss.
  • The favored team is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Clippers' last three games with a closing total of 214 or less.

Oklahoma City got the better of L.A. in the last clash between the Western Conference foes. The Thunder shot 53 percent from the field in a 120-108 win on March 9, where Kevin Durant finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds and Russell Westbrook collected one of his league-high 16 triple-doubles with 25 points, 11 boards and a career-high 19 assists.

For some reason, the Clips are a fantastic play in the second half of back-to-backs. L.A. is 9-1 SU in its last 12 with no days off between games.

High totals can scare off hoops bettors, but OKC is proving to be a great OVER bet in that spot. The OVER is 9-3 in the Thunder’s previous 12 with a closing total of 214 or less.

Clippers bettors, take note: head coach Doc Rivers announced he will rest Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick tonight. That decision saw the spread swing from Thunder -8.5 to -15 at most shops.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Oklahoma City Thunder as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -8.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 216 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 105-100 win for the Thunder on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 35-37-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-40-3 ATS. Los Angeles is 30-42-2 vs the betting total points scored; Oklahoma City is 34-41. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Oklahoma City Thunder rated this week at No. 7 and the Los Angeles Clippers sitting at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 109.97 PPG, against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 8 at 100.54 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.67% so far, more than the Los Angeles Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.19% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Clippers and Timberwolves didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Minnesota was handed a 99-79 defeat on Wednesday at Target Center.

Oklahoma City got 24 points from Russell Westbrook but lost anyway 88-82 against the Pistons on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Washington, Sunday, April 3rd
Oklahoma City at Houston, Sunday, April 3rd