Thunder vs. Clippers Prediction
The Thunder have been a poor bet against the Clippers in previous meetings but L.A. is laying double-digit points on Sunday afternoon as a home favorite. Will the Clippers cover in this 4:00 p.m. ET matchup?
573 Oklahoma City Thunder (+13) at 574 Los Angeles Clippers (-13); o/u 222
4:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 24, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Spin
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 30 points weren't enough in a 120-106 loss against his former Clippers. This was his third game of the season with at least 30 points and he topped off his line with eight assists, three boards, two steals, two triples and three turnovers in 39 minutes. SGA is just outside the top-40 in 9-cat despite doubling his assist output from last season, as his steal/block rates have dipped slightly and his FT% is down by about 3%. We expect all three of those categories to improve and going 6-of-6 from the line was a great sign.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Nicolas Batum posted a gem of a line vs. the Thunder on Friday, scoring 14 points (5-of-6 FGs) with two assists, one rebound, one steal, two blocks and four triples in 33 minutes. He's been night and day compared to last season when he lost minutes to Cody Martin in Charlotte. Batum is just outside the top-50 in 9-cat and is making a strong case as one of the top waiver-wire adds of the season, averaging 10.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 dimes, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.1 triples.
Thunder vs. Clippers Betting Prediction
The Thunder are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games versus the Clippers and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven meetings versus L.A. overall. They’re also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and have failed to cover in their last five games as an underdog. The Clippers, meanwhile, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall and are 4-0 against the number in their last four games coming off a win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -13