Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (18-9) at Los Angeles Clippers (16-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers PK -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOK, FSW2
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday at the Staples Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27 points and 7.6 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight road games. Russell Westbrook is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Los Angeles Clippers could use a nice win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 16.8 points and nine assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.6 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six home games. Austin Rivers is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Thunder are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Clippers are playing their best ball at home and the Thunder are still searching for that marquee victory on the road. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the Clippers who should be eager to bounce back after getting blown out against the Rockets.