Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Los Angeles Clippers (40-40) are welcoming the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-57) at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday.
The Thunder stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-101 in their last contest. Oklahoma City walked away from the game with a 45.5% field goal percentage (40 of 88) and converted 6 of 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 44 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Oklahoma City allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 41 out of 82 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 45 dimes and had 23 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Los Angeles collected 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up going 74.4% at the free throw line by making 29 of their 39 tries. They knocked down 9 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Thunder left the arena with 26 and the Lakers finished the game with 9 fouls.
Jaylen Hoard is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He notched 27 points on 13 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 47 minutes and also collected 17 rebounds. Hoard finished the contest at 56.5% from the field and also distributed 4 assists.
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Oklahoma City enters this contest with a win-loss record of 24-57 on the year. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest (30th in basketball) while shooting 43.0% from the field. The Thunder are hitting 32.4% on three-point shots (982 of 3,032) and 75.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Oklahoma City is collecting 45.7 boards per contest and has totaled 1,805 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Thunder are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. They currently rank 26th in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,108 conceded this season. The Thunder are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.7% (3,344 of 7,324) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 15th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.5).
In their last game, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 113-109 against the Suns. The Clippers corralled 46 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 55 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Suns committed 12 fouls in this contest which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 44 tries. They were able to make 35 of them for a clip of 79.5%. In regard to shots from downtown, Los Angeles converted 12 out of 34 tries (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers shot 33 for 75 from the floor which had them shooting 44.0%. The Clippers permitted the Suns to convert 42 out of 108 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.9% in the matchup. They finished shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 17 of 48 and finished the contest at 8 of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Los Angeles allowed Phoenix to collect 36 in total (18 offensive).
Paul George ended up being important for the Clippers in this game. George recorded 19 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for this contest. He made 4 of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and had 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 40-40 on the campaign. The Clippers commit 18.7 fouls every game and they go 79.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.8 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 8,635 points on the year (107.9 per contest) and they pull in 43.8 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is 23rd in basketball.
The Clippers are ranked 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 108.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (6th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (942 of 2,718) and their opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 24.2 assists and 47.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 13th and 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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