Clippers vs Thunder Prediction - NBA Picks 12/21/23

Oklahoma City Thunder (17-8) vs Los Angeles Clippers (16-10)

Game Info: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers are riding a 9-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 4 of their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers have beaten the Warriors, Nuggets, Jazz, Trail Blazers, Kings, Knicks, Pacers, and Mavericks during this streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 117 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.3 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off wins over the Nuggets and Grizzlies. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 44 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.7 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 17.1 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (13.8).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (16.8).
  • The Clippers rank T2nd in the league for Q4 win percentage this season (59.3%).
  • The Clippers rank 3rd in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.2).

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

I understand this line as the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing well, and they're at home with the rest advantage. The Los Angeles Clippers are also on the end of a back to back, and they have a history of sitting guys in these spots. With that said, we're getting points with a Clippers team that's on fire and showing major signs that they figured things out. I'm not turning down free points with the Clippers in their current form.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers +4.5

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