Clippers vs. Thunder - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (38-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers PK -- Over/Under: 222 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOK, FSW2
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers square off Wednesday at the Staples Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.3 points and 10.3 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing seven rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight of their last 11 road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.9 points and 9.6 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Thunder are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Clippers have been finding ways to win, but they've also had trouble putting teams away at times without Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers. The combination of Durant and Westbrook could be too much for Paul and this thin Clippers roster to handle. In a pick em game, I'm siding with OKC.