Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 8/14/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5
HP Field House is the venue where Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (48-23, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (44-27, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Friday. Oklahoma City opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs. The total opens at 228.
The Thunder are covering 62.0% of the time, having gone 44-27-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 56.3% of the time, going 40-31-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
08/06/20 PG Dennis Schroder Personal is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/12/20 PG Landry Shamet Foot is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
08/12/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
08/12/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Personal is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Paul George averages 21.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Lou Williams averages 18.2 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.7. The Clippers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Thunder are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. 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. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league. The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +5
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