LA Clippers vs OKC Thunder NBA Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on March 8, 2016 in

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA betting action. The Clippers (41-21) are in second place in the Pacific Division, coming off a 109-90 win in Dallas on Monday night. The Thunder (43-20) are in first place in the Northwest Division after a 104-96 win on Sunday in Milwaukee.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Guide

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
TV: ESPN, FSOK, PT
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM / Oklahoma City Thunder Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: Thunder at -5.5

 

 

Why should you put your money on the Clippers?

It is kind of ironic, but the disappearance of Blake Griffin from the Clippers’ lineup has made the team a real contender. When the Clippers came to Dallas in November, the Mavericks won in a rout. On Monday, the Clippers took control in the second half, as Chris Paul poured in 18 points in the third quarter, and DeAndre Jordan put up 23 points and 20 rebounds. It helped that the Mavericks missed 17 straight three-point shots in the game, but the Clippers are showing more aggressiveness on both ends of the floor without Griffin.

Why should you bet on Oklahoma City?

A lot of teams give the Thunder their very best effort, but the duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are almost unbeatable when they are firing on all cylinders. Russell Westbrook had his tenth triple-double of the season (15 points, 10 boards, 11 assists), and Durant added 32 points and 12 boards. So even though Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple-double of his own (26 points, 12 boards, 10 assists), it wasn’t enough to knock off this West contender. If the Thunder are paying attention on defense, they can beat the Clippers at home.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Thunder to find that extra gear on defense and knock off the Clippers at home. I’m predicting a final score of Thunder 111, Clippers 106.