Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -3.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (41-19, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (37-23, 3rd in the Northwest Division). Oklahoma City opens this contest as 3.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 225.5.
The Clippers cover the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 32-28-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 63.3% of the time, going 38-22-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/01/20 SF Danilo Gallinari Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
02/24/20 SG Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/10/20 SF Darius Bazley Thumb is out indefinitely
Lou Williams averages 19.2 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 27.0 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Chris Paul scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 110.0 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 116.2 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 108.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest. Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 110.8 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 22.0. The Thunder are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Clippers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Thunder are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3.5 and over 225.5 total points
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