Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Expert Predictions and Picks March 23

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Expert Predictions and Picks March 23

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Analysis

WagerTalk NBA handicapper Andy Lang offers his expert predictions and picks for tonight’s Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder battle from the crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The Clippers and Thunder sit 5th and 8th respectfully in the Western Conference standings heading in.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Odds

Thursday, March 23 NBA Betting Notes, Courtesy of Caesars
Point Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Total: 232.5 Points
Arena: crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Game Time: 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Analysis

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers meet for their second straight game from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Clippers lost a 101-100 nail-biter on Tuesday night in the first game.

The Thunder now lead the season series 3-0 and will be looking for a sweep tonight. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PST as the nightcap of an NBATV Thursday night doubleheader.

Clippers Drop Second Straight Home Game

The Los Angeles Clippers slipped to 38-35 on the season after losing to Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Free throws may have been the difference as Los Angeles only shot 12-21 for 57% from the charity stripe while OKC went 13-14 for 92.9%.

Kawhi Leonard led his team in scoring with 21 points along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Paul George added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Russell Westbrook chipped in with 15 points and 8 rebounds.

The Clippers now occupy the 5th spot in the Western Conference, only 1.5 games from slipping into the play-in tournament. They rank 22nd in scoring with 112.7 points a game on 47.2% shooting.

The Clippers have been better defensively as they sit at 11th in defensive rating and 9th in defensive scoring with 112.4 points allowed per game.

Paul George will be out for the next 2-3 weeks with a sprained right knee while Norman Powell and Brandon Boston Jr have both been ruled out for this contest.

Thunder Bring The Brooms

The Oklahoma City Thunder got back to .500 at 36-36 after beating the Clippers on Tuesday. Long distance shooting may have been the difference as the Clips shot only 6-31 for 19.4% while the Thunder shot 10-37 for 27%.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led all scorers with 31 points on 12-25 from the floor. Jalen Williams added 20 points and 8 rebounds while Josh Giddey chipped in with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

The Thunder currently occupy the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, only a game behind the 6th seeded Warriors but one game away from missing the post-season altogether. Oklahoma City ranks 5th in scoring with 117.6 points per game on 46.7% from the field.

They sit at 10th in defensive rating but 19th in defensive scoring with 116.2 points allowed per game. The Thunder are sporting a clean injury report, a breath of fresh air nowadays.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Expert Prediction

The Los Angeles Clippers enter this contest as 4 point home favorites with a total set at 232. Every game is crucial down the stretch of the NBA regular season and this game is no different as both teams jockey for playoff positioning.

The Thunder have the Clippers number, winning all three games this season and covering the spread in 7 of the last 8 meetings. Now the Clippers will be without one of their stars in Paul George.

OKC is the best against the spread team in the NBA with a 43-26-3 record for a 62.3% success rate. I could see sprinkling the +150 money line on the Thunder but will play it safe with the four points.

Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder +4 -110 Draftkings

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Andy Lang has lived in Indianapolis his whole life, and like most people from the Hoosier State, he became fascinated with motor sports. That interest in motor sports turned into a desire to make money off the sport through fantasy contests and sports betting. Like most, he took his lumps when he first got started, but now he is one of the most respected NASCAR bettors in the industry. Andy has expanded that sports betting experience to become profitable in a number of other sports, transforming this interest from a side hobby to a major source of income.

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