The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-36) will look to leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31.4 ppg) when they aim to knock off the Kawhi Leonard-led Los Angeles Clippers (38-35) on March 23, 2023. The Thunder are 3.5-point underdogs against the Clippers. A 232-point over/under is set for the game.
Clippers vs. Thunder Odds
- Clippers odds to win: -153
- Thunder odds to win: +130
- Spread: Clippers (-3.5)
- Total: 232
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Game Time and Information
- When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV, BSSC, and BSOK
Who Will Win Clippers vs. Thunder?
Clippers and Thunder Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season they were favored by 3.5 points or more, the Clippers have a 16-17 record against the spread.
The Thunder have a 24-10-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.
These two teams average a combined 230.3 points per game, 1.7 fewer points than the over/under of 232 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 fewer points per game (228.6) than this game’s over/under of 232 points.
The average total the Clippers have had set in games this season is 6.9 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
The average total in Oklahoma City’s games this season is 1.8 more points than the point total of 232 for this outing.
Los Angeles’ ATS record is 36-37-0 this season.
The Thunder have gone 45-26-1 ATS this year.
Clippers Stats & Insights
The Clippers score 112.7 points per game (22nd in the NBA) and allow 112.4 (ninth in the league) for a +18 scoring differential overall.
The Clippers rank 13th in the NBA at 43.5 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.2 their opponents average.
Los Angeles makes 12.5 three-pointers per game (11th in the league), while its opponents have made 12.2 on average.
The Clippers rank 16th in the NBA with 111.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 13th in the league defensively with 111.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
In 2022-23, the Clippers’ offense has been worse at home, where they average 111.1 points per game, compared to on the road, where they score 114.2 per game. Defensively, they have been much tougher in home games, where they give up 109.5 points per game, versus on the road, where they let opponents to average 115.2 per game.
Thunder Stats & Insights
The Thunder outscore opponents by 1.4 points per game (posting 117.6 points per game, fourth in league, and conceding 116.2 per outing, 19th in NBA) and have a +106 scoring differential.
Oklahoma City grabs 43.8 rebounds per game (12th in league) while conceding 46.7 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 2.9 boards per game.
The Thunder make 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) at a 36% rate (16th in NBA), compared to the 12.9 their opponents make, shooting 35.8% from deep.
The Thunder’s 112.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 14th in the NBA, and the 110.8 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 10th in the league.
Oklahoma City is putting up more points at home (121.1 per game) than away (114).
Clippers Key Players to Watch
The Clippers active scoring leader is Leonard, who averages 23.7 per contest to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.4 points, 7.5 assists and six rebounds per game, while Ivica Zubac adds 10.6 points, 1.1 assists and 10.1 rebounds per matchup.
Marcus Morris leads active Clippers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Westbrook averages 1.1 steals per game, while Zubac swats 1.3 shots per contest.
Thunder Key Players to Watch
Josh Giddey grabs 7.8 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game, and 16.1 points per game.
The Thunder have gotten 31.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds out of Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
Isaiah Joe hits 2.3 treys per game.
The Thunder’s defensive effort gets a boost from Gilgeous-Alexander (1.7 steals and one block per game).
Clippers vs. Thunder Prediction
- Pick ATS: Thunder (+ 3.5)
- Pick OU:
Clippers 115 – Thunder 114
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