The Los Angeles Clippers (5-5) and their phenomenal offense head to Oklahoma City as 6.5-point underdogs to play the Thunder (4-6) and their superb defense. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 209.5 points and it will air on Fox SportsNet Oklahoma at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Odds
Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Thunder fell to the Sacramento Kings, 94-86, while the Clippers were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs, 120-107.
Los Angeles had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.3 vs. 27.5) while Oklahoma City forced Sacramento into a turnover percentage of 21.4 (above their season average of 13.4). Oklahoma City was led by Russell Westbrook, who recorded 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin fueled Los Angeles with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Oklahoma City should have a substantial advantage. The Thunder defense ranks fifth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.490), while the Los Angeles offense is ranked 16th in effective field goal percentage (0.515). Moreover, the Clippers, who rank first in offensive rebounding percentage (28.3 percent), will try to exploit the Thunder, who rank 22nd in defensive rebounding percentage (76.4 percent).
Vegas is extremely accurate when predicting totals of Clippers games, with an even split between overs and unders. Los Angeles heads into the game with records of 5-5 straight up (SU) and 5-5 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Thunder’s 10 games, 8 have finished under the total. Moreover, Oklahoma City owns records of 4-6 SU and 4-6 ATS.
This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won two of the four games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, the Clippers won 120-98. The Clippers’ 27.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Thunder, who had a mark of 19.6. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Thunder, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under
The Thunder lead the league with 37.4 points allowed in the paint per game while the Clippers are third with 39.0 points allowed in the paint per game.
Oklahoma City ranks first in steals per game (10.6) while Los Angeles ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (8.8).
The Clippers rank fifth in rebounds per game (46.7) while the Thunder rank 20th (42.1).
Oklahoma City ranks fifth in blocks per game (5.6) while Los Angeles ranks 17th in blocks allowed per game (5.5).
Oklahoma City averages 32.4 three pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the league. Los Angeles ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (28.7).
The Thunder rank second in fast break points allowed per game (7.7) while the Clippers rank 20th (12.6).
The Clippers rank third in second chance points per game (15.3) while the Thunder rank 15th (11.9).
Oklahoma City ranks second in points off turnovers allowed per game (13.6) while Los Angeles ranks 17th (17.7).
Oklahoma City is 4-2 when they allow under 100 points, while Los Angeles is 4-1.
The Clippers are 5-4 when they reach 100 points, while the Thunder are 4-2.
Oklahoma City is 2-2 ATS at home, while Los Angeles is 2-1 ATS on the road.
The total has gone under in 3 of the Thunder’s 4 home games, while 2 of the Clippers’ 3 road games have gone under.
The Thunder are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 1-4.
In their last five games, Oklahoma City has 5 unders, while Los Angeles has 4 overs.
During their last five games, the Thunder have scored an average of 98.0 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 91.6 points per game (5.2 below their season average).
The Clippers have been outscored by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Los Angeles has defeated opponents by an average of 3.7 points.