Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at crypto.com Arena. It’s the 4th and final meeting between the Clippers and Thunder as they clash for the 2nd time in 2 days. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers entered Tuesday’s game as 7 point favorites, they left the game with a 101-100 defeat. Not only that, they also lost Paul George for at least 2-3 weeks as he hyperextended his knee mid-way through the game. That’s a big blow to the ambitions of this team, many people have picked them as their underdog pick to go all the way, but all that changes with PG13 out.
The Thunder has had their number this season, winning all 3 meetings and if LA doesn’t start winning soon there’s a possibility they might get knocked down to the play-in tournament. Tuesday’s loss ended an 8-game home win streak vs OKC, the Clippers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 outings.
Oklahoma City Thunder
It was yet another 30 point game for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who dropped 31 leading his team to another upset victory. It was a massive win for the Thunder who find themselves in 8th place now, with a half game edge over the Mavericks and Lakers behind them. This is one of the wildest finishes in NBA history as far as seeding goes in the Western Conference.
With 5 wins in their last 6 games the Thunder have improved their chances dramatically, but there’s no room for relaxing as they still have a tough schedule in the remaining 10 games. This being a road game is actually good for them as they’re 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 away from home. They’ve covered in 7 of the last 8 vs the Clippers, and after Tuesday’s win the oddsmakers have them as 2.5 point underdogs compared to 7 points in that game.
Losing George is a big blow for LA, but they still have Kawhi Leonard. I find it hard to believe a star studded team like them would allow OKC to sweep the regular season series just like that. LA bounces back with a massive win here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions & Odds
I still don’t get why the projected total for tonight’s game is at a whopping 232 points. We saw only 201 points on Tuesday, prior to that neither of the 2 meetings got even close to 232 points. An average of just 213 points per game has been scored in the last 10 head-to-head, with the under cashing 6 times.
It’s pretty evident that the Clippers prefer to slow down the pace in home games this season, only 9 of their 36 games at crypto.com Arena went over the total. Losing George they lose a 20+ point per game scorer here and with a team struggling a bit with depth it could be hard to replace someone like that. With the Clippers scoring just 6 threes twice in their last 3 games I don’t think we’ll see enough points scored to go over the total here. Go under.