Oklahoma City Thunder (44-27) at Los Angeles Clippers (48-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, August 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.1 points and six rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.1 points and two assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.8 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.4 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 41-19 ATS in their last 60 games as an underdog and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. The Clippers are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are probably the better team even with their backups in, but the bottom line in todays games is that the playoff matches are set. You're not going to see real minutes from key players, which means you're laying decent sized chalk with guys who don't play heavy rotation minutes. I can't do it. It's OKC and the points or pass.