Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 5-6. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 10-5. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kevin Durant averages 27 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Blake Griffin averages 23.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Chris Paul averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Oklahoma City averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.1 per game. The Thunder allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-15-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-13-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/20/15 PG Russell Westbrook Knee probable Monday vs. LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/20/15 G Austin Rivers Ankle expected to miss Monday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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