Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/9/14 Game Three
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23) at Los Angeles Clippers (57-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder will play game three late Friday night. The series is tied at 1-1.
For the first time in a while, the Thunder played a complete game, shooting 50.6 percent from the field and getting a combined 63 points from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the gam two win. The Thunder also dominated the glass by grabbing 52 rebounds compared to the Clippers 36. The concern for the Thunder has to be their bench, as Durant and Westbrook are doing much of the scoring and the bench scored just 13 points in game two. The Thunder are 4-2 SU in their playoffs when scoring 100 or more points and now go on the road where they average 104.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 47-41-3 ATS overall and 21-22-1 ATS on the road.
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The Clippers turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 44.6 percent from the field in the game two loss. For the second straight game, DeAndre Jordan grabbed single-digit rebounds, and Blake Griffin shot under 40 percent for just the second time in the playoffs. Jamal Crawford also proved he’s human by scoring in the single digits for the first time since game two against the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers fall to 23-6 SU in their last 29 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Clippers now return home, a place where they average 111.6 points on 48.7 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Clippers are 49-41-1 ATS overall and 23-22 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
It was the perfect storm for the Thunder in game two. The Clippers couldn't get anything going offensively and the Thunder had both of their superstars catch fire early. Now that the game is in LA and Griffin and Jordan will actually show up, the Clippers should retake control of this series and cover in game three.