Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 10/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
The Los Angeles Clippers are hitting the road to Paycom Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Clippers faced the Suns and went home with a loss by a final score of 112-95 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up with 18 and the Suns recorded 18 personal fouls. They converted 15 of 42 tries from downtown. Phoenix finished the game shooting 91.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 12 attempts. In addition, Phoenix grabbed 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Phoenix recorded 29 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In the matter of defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the floor on 43 of 93 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 10 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 43 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers knocked down 14 of their 20 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Los Angeles finished having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (36 of 82) and converted 9 of 32 three-point attempts.
Marcus Morris is one player who was a major factor for this game. Morris finished shooting 71.4% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. He played for 31 mins played and also totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up with 22 points on 10 out of 14 shooting.
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Los Angeles comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 2-1 on the year. They are averaging 103.0 pts per game (30th in the league) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Clippers are shooting 32.5% on three-point shots (27 of 83) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 47.0 boards per game and has racked up 58 assists on the campaign, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 17.0 times per game and as a team are committing 21.0 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 31.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.0). The Clippers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.6% (116 of 272) and they relinquish 42.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 17th in basketball in allowing assists with 76 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Thunder took a defeat with a final score of 116-106 against the Timberwolves. The Thunder recorded 31 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for this game. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves committed 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Oklahoma City buried 9 out of 41 tries (22.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Thunder went 41 for 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.6%. The Thunder allowed the Timberwolves to bury 46 of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.3% for the matchup. They finished shooting 29.4% from beyond the arc via 10 out of 34 and finished the game at 14 of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). When discussing team rebounding, Oklahoma City allowed Minnesota to collect 54 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was important for the Thunder for the game. He made 5 out of 6 for this contest for a rate of 83.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Robinson-Earl recorded 15 points in his 26 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists for the contest.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 0-3 this year. The Thunder commit 22.7 fouls per contest and they hit 77.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.0 times per contest (15th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. Oklahoma City has accounted for 331 pts this season (110.3 per game) and they collect 48.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 42.2% from the field, which is 28th in the NBA.
The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points given up per game with 117.7. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (22nd in the NBA). The Oklahoma City defense surrenders 36.4% on 3-point attempts (40 of 110) and their opposition makes 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 27.3 assists and 51.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 23rd and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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