Clippers vs. Thunder Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 209 points.
Los Angeles is 5-5 on the season after a 120-107 loss at the Spurs. Oklahoma City comes in at 4-7 following a 102-94 loss at the Nuggets. The meetings were split 2-2 straight up last season and OKC went 3-1 ATS. The over-under went 1-1.
The Clippers were led by Austin Rivers with 24 points in the loss at San Antonio. Lou Williams scored 17 off the bench, while Blake Griffin contributed 15 points along with nine rebounds and six assists. Los Angeles led by three at halftime, but were outscored 40-21 in the third quarter.
Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and five rebounds in the loss at Denver. Paul George and Russell Westbrook each scored 13. Oklahoma City was outscored 27-19 in the fourth quarter.
The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is 0-6 ATS in its last six Friday games.
Oklahoma City cannot close out games right now. It doesn't seem right that the Thunder are this big of a favorite, even against a Clippers squad that has also been struggling. Take Griffin and the Clippers to cover here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +5.5