How to bet the Clippers vs Thunder West Conference Bout
Two of the best teams in the Western Conference will get together for a NBA odds match up Thursday in Oklahoma City. The Los Angeles Clippers will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers will be playing their second of back to back games, as they are at Minnesota on Wednesday. The Thunder had their 8 game winning streak snapped on the road at Detroit on Tuesday night. The Clippers come in as the fourth seed in the West, with a 46-27 record. Los Angeles will likely host Memphis in the first round of the playoffs. For Oklahoma City, they are locked in as the third seed, with a 52-23 record. The Thunder will host either Portland, Utah or Houston in the first round.
How To Bet on LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on the Thunder
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are the top scoring combination in all of the National Basketball Association. Durant sat in the loss to the Pistons on Tuesday, but they are still playing great basketball at 29 games over .500. The Thunder have won the Northwest Divisional title, as second place is 13.5 games behind. Russell Westbrook recorded his 16th double double of the season in the win on Monday. The Thunder failed to reach the postseason last year, but will finish with 50+ wins for the third time in four seasons.
Why Bet on the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are going to get their forward Blake Griffin back soon. Griffin has been out all of the second half of the season, but Chris Paul has kept the team afloat. Paul leads the team with just shy of 20 points and 10 assists per game. The Clippers are above .500 on the road this season, winning 21 out of 37 games. Los Angeles is 6th in the league, as they are scoring 104.5 points per game, and allowing teams to score 100.8. The Clippers must go 4-5 to finish the season with 50+ wins for the fourth straight season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
We are assuming both teams will play all of their top players. Kevin Durant sat on Tuesday against the Pistons, and should be ready to go in this one. Billy Donovan has said he will sit some of his top guys, but this does not seem like a game to do so. For the Clippers, Chris Paul should be in action, which means the Clippers will be competitive. Look for a fun, exciting game in this one, with the Oklahoma City Thunder winning. Bet the Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.
The final score prediction is: OKC 112 and Los Angeles 104.