The Los Angeles Clippers are on the road to face Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night in an NBA game. The Clippers are jelling again, looking like a championship team and blowing through every opponent. The LA team’s last victory came on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers after an impressive fight-back in the 3rd quarter to win 136-130. They will be aware that they can’t take the Thunder lightly after OKC won the last game they played last year.
Oklahoma City had its five-game winning streak snapped by the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. In that game, they were couldn’t match the physicality of a Giannis-led Bucks team that leads the Eastern Conference. It should be an exciting game for Chris Paul, who will be defending home court against his former team. Can OKC win against LA Clippers?
Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Predictions
OKC has defended the Chesapeake Energy Arena well in recent games, sitting with a 20-12 record at home. They will face a former player in Paul George who knows every knick and cranny of the floor. Here are some stats that will provide players with some context into the match:
While Paul is putting up big numbers in his own right, it is Kawhi Leonard that leads the team in scoring. Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He is ‘game-managing’ less these days, so he might be the player to keep an eye out for.
Paul George plays his part with an average of 1.2 points and 3.8 assists this season. He’s been absent due to injury for most of the regular-season games, but he looks ready for the demanding postseason games.
Oklahoma City won the nine of their previous 12 games. This record speaks volumes about their ability to win games. OKC is averaging 110.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting this season, lead by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 19.3 points per game.
The team’s defense is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from the three-point line which is hurting them a lot while only wrestling 43 rebounds per game.
NBA Moneyline Betting Lines
While OKC may not be the overwhelming favorites for the game, they will be boosted, but the fact that they know how to beat an in-form Clippers team. At the time, the Clippers didn’t really mind losing the odd game in the regular season, but things are different now. You can put your money on the Clippers winning this one.
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