Thunder vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/24

Los Angeles Clippers (25-14) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (27-11)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 8 of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 17 of their last 21 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Trail Blazers and Magic, but they're coming off a loss to the Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 122.6 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.5 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.4) this season.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Raptors and Grizzlies last week while losing to the Timberwolves. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 117.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Paul George ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FT% (92.3%) this season.
  • Kawhi Leonard ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 1st in the league for three-point percentage this season (39.4%).
  • The Clippers rank 3rd in the league for H1 opponent points per game this season (54.5).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (13.1).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction

I've been backing the Los Angeles Clippers during this winning stretch a lot, and they're not a team I'm stepping in front of, as I even like their future odds to lift the trophy come June. With that said, the Thunder are getting a lot of points, and they don't have a single player on their injury list. OKC is 26-13 ATS on the season and beat the Clippers when these teams clashed a couple of days before Christmas. The Clippers will be down their big man in Ivica Zubac which is worth noting. The value is too good to turn down this many points with the Thunder.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5

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