Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (41-19) at Oklahoma City Thunder (37-23)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +3 -- Over/Under: 226

TV: PT, FSOK

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.2 points and 3.8 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.3 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven home games.

The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Thunder are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog and 38-17 ATS in their last 55 games as an underdog. The under is 9-4 in Clippers last 13 road games. The under is 5-2-1 in Thunder last 8 home games. The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

You're just never sure which team you're going to get with the Los Angeles Clippers, as the lineup constantly changes and it leads to inconsistent play and weird results. Just look at the 76ers game last weekend where the Clippers struggled to put away a bad road team without Embiid and Simmons. The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't nearly as successful against the spread at home the way they are on the road, but they are 25-9 against the spread as an underdog and did beat the Clippers when these teams met back in December. Give me the free bucket. 

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.