Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (8-19) vs Los Angeles Clippers (16-13)

Game Info: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +3 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.5 points and 4 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 99.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Muscala is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

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The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The Clippers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City.

The Los Angeles Clippers are a banged up team and may or may not have PG13 for this contest, but they're still finding ways to win games and are winning their last five games by an average of 2.4 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder just can't get out of their own way right now, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of 6.2 points and losing at home by an average of 6.1 points. No matter who suites up for the Clippers, I have to lay the bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -3

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