It’s a second return to Oklahoma City for ex-Thunder player Paul George on Tuesday night and a potential playoff preview as the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Thunder. L.A. is a short favorite on the NBA odds. Let’s see how the NBA odds will be for the Clippers vs Thunder.
Clippers vs Thunder NBA Odds & TV Info
- When: Tuesday, 8 PM ET
- Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena
- TV: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Clippers -3.5 (total 225.5)
Clippers vs Thunder Season Series
Tied 1-1. The most recent meeting was a 118-112 Oklahoma City Thunder home win on Dec. 22. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 32 points for OKC, which City trailed by 18 points in the second quarter. Gilgeous-Alexander made 12 of 25 field goals. Dennis Schroder scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Steven Adams added 20 points and 17 rebounds. Paul George, traded to the Clippers this past summer, had 18 points, but he made just 6 of 17 shots and had five turnovers. Kawhi Leonard sat out because of left knee soreness. Lou Williams scored 22 points for Los Angeles, and Montrezl Harrell had 18. Thunder guard Chris Paul played six seasons for the Clippers (2011-17), and is the franchise’s all-time leader in assists (4,023).
Why Bet on LA Clippers?
The Clippers (40-19) won a fourth in a row Sunday, 136-130 over the 76ers. The Clippers trailed by two at halftime but took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Sixers 38-24. Doc Rivers got his 935th victory, which moved him into a tie with Dick Motta for 12th on the NBA’s career wins list
The Clippers had four players score at least 24 points for only the second time in franchise history. The last time the Clippers had four players with 24 or more points was an April 1989 game against the Lakers. It is the second time this season the Clippers have had four players with at least 20 points.
Kawhi Leonard went 10-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line on his way to 30 points. Leonard added six rebounds, three assists and one steal. It was the 12th time this season that the Clippers have scored at least 130 points, which accounts for the most 130-point performances in the league. Paul George finished with 24 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Lou Williams came off the bench for 24 points and eight assists. Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench. The 64.3% free throw shooter went 10-of-13 from the charity stripe.
When Leonard and George both play this season, the Clippers have the second-best point differential in the league, ahead of the Lakers and behind only the record-pace Bucks. The Clippers have faced tougher competition with both stars available. Their opponents with Leonard and George have cumulatively been 1.2 points better than average; their opponents with one star or neither have been 0.7 points worse than average.
- Total Score: 116.22
- Field Goal %: 46.46
- Three Point %: 36.87
- Free Throw %: 79.08
- Total Rebounds: 47.98
- Total Score: 110.02
- Field Goal %: 43.73
- Three Point %: 34.6
- Free Throw %: 76.09
- Total Rebounds: 45.6
Why Bet on Oklahoma City?
OKC (37-23) had a five-game winning streak snapped in a 133-86 destruction at Milwaukee last Friday. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds and Milwaukee surged to a 24-point lead in the second quarter; the 47-point margin was the Bucks’ largest of the season — and the Thunder’s worst of the season.
Both teams were without their second-leading scorers. Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton was a late scratch with a sore neck. An ankle injury kept Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari out. Gallinari logged 34 minutes in Thursday’s victory over the Kings, which was the first time he’s played more than 33 minutes in a game since Jan 20 so it was just a day of rest Friday really.
Chris Paul scored 18 points for Oklahoma City. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 11 and no one else had more than nine points. The Thunder had won nine straight road games, a franchise record.
The Thunder have been a great team late. They have won 15 games in which they have been trailing entering the fourth quarter. No other team in the league has won more than eight such games. Oklahoma City has come back from 15+ down in the fourth on the road to earn the win three times.
Thunder rookies Darius Bazley and two-way player Luguentz Dort have started in a collective 25 games for Oklahoma City this season, earning a 20-5 record as Bazley is 7-1 when starting and Dort holds a 13-4 record.
- Total Score: 110.83
- Field Goal %: 47.22
- Three Point %: 35.29
- Free Throw %: 80.23
- Total Rebounds: 42.95
- Total Score: 108.48
- Field Goal %: 45.74
- Three Point %: 34.58
- Free Throw %: 79.75
- Total Rebounds: 44.52
Clippers vs Thunder Game Trends
- LA Clippers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Oklahoma City.
- LA Clippers are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games against Oklahoma City.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Clippers’ last 13 games on the road.
- LA Clippers are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
- Oklahoma City are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Clippers vs Thunder Expert Prediction
Clippers 111, Thunder 110