Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Tips 11/18/2019
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (8-5, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-7, 4th in the Northwest Division) at Staples Center on Monday, November 18, 2019. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 224.
The Thunder are covering the spread 58.3% of the time, having gone 7-5-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 61.5% of the time, going 8-5-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/16/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/16/2019 Hamidou Diallo SG Knee Game Time Decision
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/17/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 Patrick Beverley PG Calf Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 Kawhi Leonard SF Knee Game Time Decision
Danilo Gallinari comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 20.4 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kawhi Leonard scores 26.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Lou Williams averages 23.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 107.1 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 43.3 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 107.1 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the NBA with 114.5 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.54. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.4. The Clippers are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The Clippers give up 108.0 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Oklahoma City is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 10th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6.5
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