Thunder vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/21

Thunder vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/21

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LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Oklahoma City, OK; Thursday, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: OKC -4.5
Over/Under: 234.5

Introduction

The LA Clippers (17-10) face the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-8) at the Paycom Center on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. CST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction as well.

 

Team Analysis

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers, currently fourth in the Western Conference, have been in impressive form with a 17-10 record. Kawhi Leonard leads the team in scoring and has been a key player for the Clippers.

Player Spotlight: K. Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is the Clippers' leading scorer, averaging 24.2 points per game with an outstanding 87.2% field goal percentage. His performances have contributed to the Clippers' recent success.

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder, sitting second in the Western Conference, have a strong record of 17-8. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been outstanding, leading the team in scoring.

Player Spotlight: S. Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the Thunder's top scorer, averaging 30.7 points per game with an impressive 53.8% field goal percentage. His performances have been crucial to the Thunder's success this season.

 

Injuries

Paul George and Moussa Diabate are game-time decisions for the LA Clippers. There are no reported injuries for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

Recent Performances

The Clippers are on a winning streak, with their latest victory against the Indiana Pacers. The Thunder have been performing well, securing wins against tough opponents like the Memphis Grizzlies.

Prediction

The Oklahoma City Thunder, with a well-rested squad and an impressive home record, are poised to win and cover the -4.5 points spread against the LA Clippers.

Considering that the Clippers will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back, the Thunder have a significant advantage. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's stellar performances and the team's strong home record make them favorites in this matchup.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5

 

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