Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/22/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -3.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (21-9, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (14-14, 3rd in the Northwest Division). Oklahoma City opens this game as 3.5 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Clippers cover the spread 56.7% of the time, having gone 17-13-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 60.7% of the time, going 17-11-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/20/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Game Time Decision
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/4/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/25/2019 Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
Lou Williams averages 19.4 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 25.5 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Danilo Gallinari scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.2 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 115.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 48.2 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest. Oklahoma City is 18th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.8. The Thunder are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 8th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3.5 and over 224 total points
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