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    LA Clippers versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-3-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 42-16 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to the west coast to face the 43-18 LA Clippers. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -2 ½ points with a total of 203 ½ points. So far no line movement in this NBA game since the odds opened a few hours ago.

    The teams have met twice this season with the Thunder winning and covering the point spread in both games.

    Oklahoma City has a road record of 16-12 on the year. They lose their third straight road game after a 105-103 defeat at the Denver Nuggets on Friday night as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 217 ½ points. OKC shot 43.4% in the loss and connected on 7 of 20 from three. They held Denver to 45.3% shooting. The Thunder gave away the game by missing 10 of 34 free throws and committing 19 turnovers. Russell Westbrook had 38 points and five assists on 12 of 23 shooting. During this road slump the Thunder has given up an average of 112 points per game in their three losses.

    The Clippers are 23-6 straight up on their home court. The Clippers win their fourth straight after a 105-89 road win on Friday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -8 point betting favorite. The game finished under 200 points. In a back to back spot the Clippers shot 51.8% from the field and made 7 of 25 from three. They give up 44.6% shooting to the Cavs and grabbed 7 more rebounds than Cleveland. Jamal Crawford had 24 points on 8 of 14 from the floor in the win. LA has won eight of their past nine games. They play good on both ends of the court by ranking fourth in the NBA in offensive field goal percentage and fifth in the league in defending the basket. The Clippers shoot 47.5% from the field and hold their opponents to 43.8% season to date.