Thunder vs. Clippers - 3/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (46-27) at Oklahoma City Thunder (52-23)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -8.5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.8 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four straight home games.
The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Not sure why the spread is this high when the Clippers have been holding their own pretty much all season long. The Thunder have really turned things on as of late, but this is a big number to lay against another serious playoff team. I'll take my chances with the points here.