On Saturday, the Los Angeles Clippers (16-13 SU, 13-16 ATS) will journey to Oklahoma Metropolis to satisfy the Thunder (8-19 SU, 16-11 ATS) on the Paycom Heart. Will the Clippers return to the win column after having their four-game win streak snapped on Wednesday? Or will the Thunder bounce again from a buzzer beating loss to the Pelicans on the identical night time?
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder Betting Odds and Traces
Level unfold: Clippers -6 (-110)
Moneyline: Thunder +200 , Clippers -240
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder Harm Report
For the Clippers, we’re nonetheless ready on the standing of each Paul George and Nicolas Batum. George remains to be nursing a sprained proper elbow and Batum is working his method again from a sprained proper ankle. Each gamers are at present listed as questionable.
For the Thunder, Luguentz Dort is questionable with an ankle harm.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder Preview
Clippers Profitable With out George and Batum
Even supposing Paul George and Nicolas Batum have missed the final 4 video games, the Clippers are nonetheless 3-1 over that stretch with wins over the Suns, Magic and Celtics.
The Clippers, for essentially the most half, have been considerably of a disappointment this season, no less than offensively. They rank twenty sixth in Adjusted Offensive Ranking and fifteenth in General Adjusted Web Ranking.
The saving grace, although, is that they’re 4th within the NBA in Adjusted Defensive Ranking per Dunks and Threes. They excel virtually in all places in opponent taking pictures effectivity, whereas limiting opponent offensive rebounds and forcing turnovers on the ninth highest clip.
Thunder Exceeding Expectations
The Thunder, by many metrics, are the worst crew within the NBA. In accordance with Dunks and Threes they’re thirtieth in Adjusted Web Ranking, thirtieth in Adjusted Offensive Ranking and twenty fourth in Adjusted defensive score.
However whereas they maintain a fairly dangerous 8-19 file, they’ve exceeded their ATS expectations all season lengthy with an 18-11 ATS clip. They’ve additionally acquired some signature wins this season towards the Lakers (twice) and the Raptors. They’re paced by Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, who’s averaging 21.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 4.9 APG.
The Thunder have misplaced all three of their video games thus far throughout their present homestand and have dropped 11 of their final 14 video games total.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder Prediction
It’s laborious to discover a facet to again right here. If I needed to decide, I might lean to the Thunder catching 6 factors on their dwelling flooring. However, with the unknowns surrounding Paul George and Nicolas Batum, it’s in all probability finest to avoid the unfold.
As an alternative, I’m trying in the direction of the entire. Each of those groups wish to play to the beneath. The Thunder are 16-10-1 to the beneath whereas the Clippers are 16-13 to the beneath. We additionally know the Thunder are the worst offensive crew within the NBA whereas the Clippers are a high 5 defensive unit.
On the flip facet, the Clippers battle to place the ball within the basket and haven’t been an extremely environment friendly crew on the offensive finish. With that, take the beneath at 211, right down to 210, in a sport the place I’d be shocked to see each groups end with 100 factors.
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