Thunder vs. Clippers - 2/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (33-18) at Oklahoma City Thunder (25-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder play Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost four of their last five games and play yet another road contest. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and 9.5 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are back to their inconsistent ways, especially on the defensive end where they’re allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Clippers are 13-11 SU on the road. Hedo Turkoglu is questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 10 games and are chasing a playoff spot. On the season, OKC is averaging 99.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 98.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 25.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder still have to improve offensively in order for consistent wins, as they’re shooting just 31.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Thunder can go long stretches without scoring recently, but have won seven of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. Perry Jones is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Clippers are 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I just don't like the vibes the Clippers are sending, as they're just way too inconsistent. Meanwhile, the Thunder know now is the time they have to make their playoff push and should be able to get the job done here at home. Get this line while it's still low.