Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 42-18 and a road record of 17-10. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Oklahoma City is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-7. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 39-20 and a home record of 20-10. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 4.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 20-14. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.9 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Chris Paul averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 112.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 122.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.2 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.8 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-32-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-26-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-32-3 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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