LA Clippers vs Oklahoma Pro Hoops Odds
On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action. The Clippers (46-27) are in second place in the Pacific Division and routed the Boston Celtics on Monday night, 114-90. They face the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday night before heading to Oklahoma City on Thursday. The Thunder (52-23) are in first place in the Northwest Division but suffered a perplexing 88-82 setback in Detroit on Tuesday night. Find out the updated pro hoops betting spread here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Pro Hoops Odds
When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:30pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Radio: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio / Thunder Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Clippers?
Chris Paul is playing at his best this season, and DeAndre Jordan has expanded his game to fill the gap that Blake Griffin’s has left. This is why the Clippers were able to deliver a sound thrashing to the Celtics on Monday night. Paul (13 points, 14 assists) and Jordan (15 points, 13 boards) keyed the team’s efforts against Boston, which meant that the Clippers dominated the paint on both ends of the floor while Paul managed ball distribution to keep the Celtics’ heads spinning. So long as they don’t suffer any injuries against Minnesota on Wednesday, they should be ready for the challenge in Oklahoma City.
Why should you put your money on Oklahoma City?
Even though Detroit was able to knock off the Thunder, ending an eight-game winning streak, Oklahoma City was resting both Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka. Missing Durant, Oklahoma City sputtered mightily on offense, only putting up nine points in the third period. The Thunder did roar back from a 15-point gap and got within one point in the fourth period, led by Russell Westbrook’s 24 points, but it was not enough for a Detroit team hungry for a playoff spot. Even so, with Durant and Ibaka back in the lineup, the Thunder will go full force at the Clippers.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Thunder to knock off the Clippers at home as a rested Durant goes off on a Clippers defense that can be a little porous at times. I’m picking Oklahoma City to win, 122-115.