At 10:00 ET on TNT, the Clippers (-198) will host the Thunder (+163) at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Clippers are favored by 5.5 points, and the over/under line is 236.5.

The Clippers are 25-14 and 4th in the Western Conference, while the Thunder are 27-12 and 2nd in the West.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-116 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.3% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can the Thunder Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Oklahoma City has won six straight games against the spread at home, but they are just 11-7 ATS on the road this season. Today, they are 5.5-point underdogs vs. the Clippers.

The Thunder are 10-4 ATS as underdogs this season and have a scoring margin of +2.2 points per game in those games. As the underdog, they are 8-6 straight-up.

So far this season, the Thunder have a 22-17 O/U record, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line of 236.5 is slightly lower than their season average of 235.4 points per game.

In their last game vs. the Lakers, the Thunder lost 112-105 as 2.5-point favorites. The combined scoring in that game was 217, which was below the O/U line of 241.

Oklahoma City is currently 2nd in the Western Conference with a record of 27-12. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 15-9 and 12-3 against the East.

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 122.1 points per game (3rd). However, they have scored slightly less on the road at 119.2 points per game (5th).

So far, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 74.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are second in the league at 50%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Thunder are 12th in the league in three-pointers made per game (13.2). Overall, they are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%.

The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.3 points per contest. Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 1st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.4 rejections per game.

Can The Clippers Secure a Home Victory?

In their last game, the Clippers lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 109-105. The O/U line for the game was 224 points, and LA was a 1-point underdog going into the game.

On the season, the Clippers are 17-22 on the O/U, and 33 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s (236.5). This year, their games have averaged 229.2 points per game.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 20-19 this season, and their ATS record at home is 11-9 compared to 9-10 on the road. As the favorite, they are 19-12 ATS, and they have covered the spread in their last three games.

Coming into today’s game, the Clippers are 25-14 on the season, which is good for 4th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 1st place.

When looking at their Western Conference record, the Clippers are 19-11 compared to 6-3 against non-conference opponents. Today, they are favored by 5.5 points.

This season, the Clippers have been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 39% of their shots from beyond the arc (1st). Overall, they are shooting 49% from the field (5th).

When playing at home, the Clippers are averaging 117.6 points per game (11th). For the season, they are 9th in the league at 117.4 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.8% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 20th in the league with an average of 25.7 per game.

Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.9% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 111.9 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.5 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 16th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.