Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (3-0) at Los Angeles Clippers (3-0)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers clash Wednesday night in NBA play at the Staples Center on ESPN.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling when they take the road for the second time and hope to build on their 3-0 start. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 38.7 points and 11.7 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17 points and 3.7 rebounds. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 22.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for their first 4-0 start since the 2011-12 season.
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The Los Angeles Clippers play their third straight home game and also look to build on their 3-0 start. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 93 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22 points and 11.3 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 20 points and 7.3 assists. Jamal Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Rivers is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have a chance at back-to-back 4-0 starts to the season.
The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Thunder have struggled against subpar teams this season and have needed everything from Westbrook to beat those teams. The Clippers aren't the Suns or the 76ers, so this is a show and prove game for the new look OKC. The Thunder need more help from others if they're going to beat teams like the Clippers. I have to side with LA at home and the small line.