Thunder vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/23/23

Los Angeles Clippers (38-35) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (36-36)

Game Info: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 117.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.4 points and 5.5 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 16.1 points and 6.1 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Thunder are 47-23-3 ATS in their last 73 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 9-4-1 in Thunder last 14 overall. The under is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The Thunder are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

We just saw the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Clippers a couple of nights ago, and now they're on the road, where they've had great covering success dating back to last season. The Clippers should be in better shape at home, but they'll also be without Paul George. OKC needs to keep winning if it's going to sneak into at least the play-in tournament. The Thunder lose as underdogs by an average of 1.2 points. Give me OKC and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +3.5

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