On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder (35-36) will embark on an away match against the LA Clippers (38-34) at the Crypto.com Arena. The LA Clippers are four spots ahead of the ninth-placed Oklahoma City Thunder, sitting fifth in the Western Conference. This match is sure to be close. The LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder have each shown top-tier defensive play lately. It could come down to the last few seconds before a victor is determined.
Form LA Clippers
The LA Clippers have proven to be a force to be reckoned with at the Crypto.com Arena, winning four out of their last five home games. Their most recent outing ended in victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, with a final score of 117-102.
Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the LA Clippers have been an average team in terms of offensive capability, averaging 112.8 points per game. Defensively, the LA Clippers have been performing exceptionally well recently. During their last five matchups, they have yielded an average of 107.2 points per game, which is considerably lower than their overall average of 112.6 PPG.
72 games down, the LA Clippers are in the thick of the playoff battle. The hosts rank fifth in the Western Conference. They look to extend their 38-game win tally to bolster their hopes of securing a postseason berth.
Norman Powell and Brandon Boston Jr. are both out injured for the LA Clippers.
Form Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder recently triumphed in a 124-120 victory over the Phoenix Suns, which has only strengthened their impressive form, giving them a 7-3 record in their last 10 games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams this season. Ahead of Tuesday’s match, the away side has an average of 117.9 points per game. In their last five matches, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been able to limit their opponents to an average of 108.2 points. This is an improvement from the 116.4 points allowed per game across the season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder may not have secured a direct playoff spot, but hope is not lost! With 35 triumphant victories from their 71 action-packed regular season games, they can still claw their way into the Western play-in tournament.
Kenrich Williams, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Chet Holmgren are all carrying injuries going into the latest Oklahoma City Thunder game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder bagged a 118-110 win over the LA Clippers in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Paycom Center in October 2022. Based on the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the LA Clippers are favorites. The hosts are on a 6-4 run against the Oklahoma City Thunder, winning nine out of ten times at home.
In their past ten meetings, the LA Clippers pulled off 110 points on average per game, whereas Oklahoma City Thunder managed 103.2 points per match.
Bet365.com has the betting odds for the LA Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder matchup on Tuesday.Check the link here for a full list of bets.
- Moneyline (ML): Oklahoma City Thunder (+215) | LA Clippers (-260)
- Against the spread (ATS): Oklahoma City Thunder +6.5 (-110) | LA Clippers -6.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 236.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the LA Clippers to win (1.38) on the moneyline.
The LA Clippers may have had recent success in their last game, but their form has been a bit inconsistent. They have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 games. Nevertheless, the odds of -260 suggest a 72% chance that Tuesday’s match will end in a home victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been playing exceptionally well recently, with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games bolstered by a 124-120 victory against the Phoenix Suns. Despite this strong streak, they are not expected to be the favorites when they take to the road, as their odds are +215.
The LA Clippers (-260) have won four of the last five home matches and look like the sound choice against an Oklahoma City Thunder side, which has slipped to defeat in three of its last five road trips.
Against the Spread
Take the Oklahoma City Thunder +6.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The LA Clippers are the clear favorites for Tuesday’s game, with a 6.5-point advantage over the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between the LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder was 12.4 points.
For this season, the LA Clippers have a 36-36 ATS record. In four of their last five games, they covered the spread. The LA Clippers tread the edge, covering in just five of their last ten nail-biting face-offs. They put away 115.1 points on average, limiting opponents to 115.0 points.
In four of the last five games, the Oklahoma City Thunder covered the spread. Their record is 44-25-2 ATS for the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder managed to cover seven out of their last ten games, with an average of 118.2 points scored and 114.6 points conceded.
Total under 236.5 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Recently, the LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder have had a string of low-scoring games. Neither team has managed to put up a lot of points. In fact, over the past ten meetings, the two teams have averaged just 213.2 points.
The total line for this latest showdown is set at 236.5, which is 25.3 points higher than the average of 211.2 points the LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder put up in their last five meetings. If you bet on the Under in the total market, you can get odds of -110.
The LA Clippers are 32-37 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the Crypto.com Arena is 9-23 O/U. In five of the most recent LA Clippers home games, the score went over the predicted scoring total two times, averaging 230.8 points.
The last two Oklahoma City Thunder games went over. Their record for the season is now 40-29 O/U. In the last 10 games, the Oklahoma City Thunder saw the score go over the predicted total line six times, with an average of 232.8 points.