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Clippers vs. Thunder Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 23, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-36) head into their game on March 23, 2023 as a 3-point underdog against the Los Angeles Clippers (38-35). The point total for the game is 232.5.

Clippers vs. Thunder Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -151
  • Thunder odds to win: +128
  • Spread: Clippers (-3)
  • Total: 232.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV, BSSC, and BSOK

Who Will Win Clippers vs. Thunder?

Clippers and Thunder Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 3 points or more, the Clippers have a 19-19 record against the spread.

When they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this season, the Thunder are 26-11-1 against the spread.

The Clippers and the Thunder combine to average 2.2 fewer points per game than the total of 232.5 set for this matchup.

Los Angeles and Oklahoma City have seen its opponents average a combined 3.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 232.5 set for this outing.

The average total the Clippers have had set in games this year is 7.4 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average total for Oklahoma City’s games this season is 1.3 more points than the point total of 232.5 for this outing.

Los Angeles is 36-37-0 against the spread this season.

The Thunder have a 45-26-1 record against the spread this season.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers have a +18 scoring differential, putting up 112.7 points per game (22nd in the league) and giving up 112.4 (ninth in the NBA).

The Clippers average 43.5 rebounds per game (13th in the league) compared to the 43.2 of their opponents.

Los Angeles knocks down 12.5 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2. It shoots 37.5% from deep while its opponents hit 36.1% from long range.

The Clippers rank 16th in the NBA with 111.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 12th in the league defensively with 111.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Clippers’ offense has been much worse in home games (111.1 PPG) compared to their play on the road (114.2 PPG). Meanwhile, their defense has been much better at home (109.5 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (115.2 PPG allowed).

Thunder Stats & Insights

The Thunder outscore opponents by 1.4 points per game (posting 117.6 points per game, fourth in league, and conceding 116.2 per contest, 19th in NBA) and have a +106 scoring differential.

Oklahoma City is 12th in the NBA at 43.8 rebounds per game. That’s 2.9 fewer than the 46.7 its opponents average.

The Thunder make 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) at a 36% rate (16th in NBA), compared to the 12.9 their opponents make, shooting 35.8% from deep.

The Thunder average 112.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (14th in league), and give up 110.8 points per 100 possessions (10th in NBA).

In 2022-23 Oklahoma City is averaging 7.1 more points per game at home (121.1) than away (114).

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Kawhi Leonard leads active Clippers players in scoring, tallying 23.7 points per game to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Ivica Zubac adds 10.6 points, 1.1 assists and 10.1 rebounds per matchup. Russell Westbrook puts up 15.4 points, 7.5 assists and six rebounds per game.

Marcus Morris makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Clippers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.

Westbrook picks pockets to the tune of 1.1 takeaways per game, while Zubac compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Thunder Key Players to Watch

Josh Giddey racks up 7.8 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game, and 16.1 points per game.

The Thunder have gotten 31.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds out of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season.

Isaiah Joe knocks down 2.3 threes per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander is a solid defender with 1.7 steals and one block per game.

Clippers vs. Thunder Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Thunder (+ 3)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (232.5)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 115 – Thunder 114

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