Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT
Location: Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, California)
Spread: Clippers (-7)
Trends Against The Spread
|44-26-1 (62%)||36-36 (50%)|
|21-12-1 (63%) on the road||16-19 (45%) at home|
|30-16-1 (65%) as underdog or pick||24-22 (52%) as favorite|
|20-8-1 (71%) as road underdog||13-13 (50%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|2-0 (100%)||0-2 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC has hit the over 55% of the time this season.
- The Clippers have hit the over 45% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 16-18 against the over on the road this season.
- Los Angeles is 10-25 against the over on the road this season.
The Thunder is 2-0 against the Clippers so far this season (2-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+7)
Similar to the OKC, the Clippers had a rough return to play after the All-Star Break. Also similar to OKC, they are clicking at just the right time, as they have won 5 of their last 6. On paper, LA is the better team because of star power, but the Thunder plays hard enough to compete with any team on any given night. I don’t know if OKC can pull out a win on the road tonight, but I do think they keep it close enough to cover the spread.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (238.5)
The Clippers aren’t exactly known for their high-scoring offense this season, but some of that can be attributed to key injuries and inconsistent lineups. Since trading for Russell Westbrook, the Clippers are averaging almost 8 more points a game while also giving up almost 8 more points a game. That’s a lot of extra points. Throw in the fact that OKC has the 3rd-highest scoring offense in the league and the expectation of a close game tonight, and I feel comfortable taking the over on the point total.
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