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L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Friday March 8, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 236.5
TV Channel
FSOK, FSPT
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after losing six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.7 points and 10.7 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.9 points and six rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight home games.

The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest, 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in Clippers last 6 home games. The under is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 overall.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off a tough, hard fought overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers, so this is a tough schedule spot on short rest. The Los Angeles Clippers have not only quietly won six of their last eight games, but they've won their last five games by an average of 7.8 points and have been really explosive offensively at home. The home team has also won seven of the last eight meetings between the Thunder and Clippers. Based on the rest advantage and home court, I have to give the Clippers the edge in this near toss-up.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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