Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 39-25. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.1 as they average 115.3 points per contest while giving up 111.2 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 37-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.1 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-31-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-32-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-31-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/06/19 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
02/02/19 SF Wilson Chandler Quad is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook averages 22.7 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Montrezl Harrell averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Lou Williams averages 19.8 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 115.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Oklahoma City is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league. The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3.5
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