NBA Pick: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
- Updated: November 21, 2013
Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. (ET)
NBA Betting Odds: VietBet
Pointspread: Thunder -5
Total Line: 210
The Clippers are coming off a 102-98 victory over Milwaukee this past Wednesday night as two-point road underdogs to raise their overall record to 8-4 straight-up and 7-5 against the spread. The total stayed UNDER the 213-point closing line after going OVER in their previous four games. The win moved Los Angeles into a tie with Golden State atop the Pacific Division.
The duo of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul continues to drive this team with a combined 42.2 points, 16.1 rebounds and 15.6 assists. The team as a whole is averaging 108.7 points a game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 35.3 from three-point range. The only real issue with the Clippers so far has been on the defensive side of the ball. They are allowing an average of 105.1 points a game which is ranked 27th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City finds itself two games in back of a red-hot Portland in the Northwest Division with an overall record of 7-3 SU. It has won its last two games including a 115-113 win over Denver as a seven-point home favorite. The Thunder have failed to cover in three of their last five games. The total went OVER the 213-point line against the Nuggets and it has now gone OVER in five of their last six games.
This is another team that can light up the scoreboard behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City is seventh in the league in scoring with an average of 104.2 points a game. Durant is scoring 29.6 points a game and Westbrook is chipping in an average of 22.8 points. Serge Ibaka is third on the team with 14 points a game while pulling down a team-high 10.5 rebouns a game. The Thunder have had their issues on defense as well and they are ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed (102.1).
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These two met earlier in the season with the Clippers coming away with a 111-103 victory as 4.5-point home favorites with the total going OVER the 209.5-point line Look for Oklahoma City to even the score on its home court, but the stronger play is to keep riding the OVER on the total line as the free NBA pick.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder OVER 210
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