As the 2015-16 NBA Season strolls along deeper into the 2nd half of the season and with team thinking playoff spots there are some interesting match-ups brewing and tonight this 2nd of March 2016 from the West Coast and at 10:40 PM ET we have 2 Western Conference rivals with the No. 3 OKC Thunder 42-18 playing at the No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers 39-20 with game being played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and seen on ESPN TV.
If you Bet on NBA the Vegas odds for this game have the Los Angeles Clippers favored at -2 with the Over/under at 218 ½ and -130 on the Money Line, while the OKC Thunder are the underdogs at +2 and +110 on the Money Line. Lately the Clippers have moved up to just some 2.5 games behind the Thunder for the 3rd place in the West, and tonight they seek a win to further reduce that margin as they take on the Thunder in a big show down in L.A. Fans wonder who will win this incredible important game for both teams.
For the fans of the 42-18 No. 3 OKC Thunder your team got back to the win column with a strong victory 131-116 over the Kings of Sacramento this past Monday night, and a big with after a disappointing loss to the Warriors if OT 121-118 during the past weekend. So with that win their record as previously is now 42-18 and close behind are the Clippers whom they are playing tonight.
In that last win their 2 stars in R. Westbrook and K. Bryant led the way in the win over the Kings, with Durant having 27 points in the game and Westbrook with at triple-double with 13 assists 15 rebounds and 20 points in the game. The OKC bench also played a role as they scored a season high of 63 points, and they have been very important this season as the games in which their bench scored a minimum of 30 points each game their record this is 38-3.
So if the Thunder is to beat the Clippers at L.A. tonight they will need the same time of performances that they had in their last game, because the Clippers since back in December have had a great streak going 23-7 despite losing a star player in B. Griffin. However, the Thunder feels good about this game at home, since they beat the Clippers in their last meeting back in December 2015 at 100-99. That was a game where Durant became their star as he scored the winning bucket with just 5.6 seconds remaining in the game. Tonight he will be seeking more scoring since the Clippers starting forward L Mbah a Moute will be out with a facial injury. He’s the guy that held Durant to scoring only 34 points in their last meeting. In their ultimate 10 games playing the Clippers on the road they are 7 and 3 against the spread.
The fans of the No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers saw their team get a 2 game win streak after beating a determined Nets of Brooklyn 105-65 this past Monday night, as 4 of the teams players made into double figures as the team record consecutive wins for the 1st time since back in February. Their starting star in that important win was C. Paul who accounted for 13 assists and 24 points and his 27th double-double to date, and lately he has been a key in their ultimate 7 games in which he average 11.5 assists and 26.2 points in each of those 7 games. The Clippers again tonight will seek a star performance from Paul, whom in their last game with the Thunder back in December he scored 32 points.
Yes, your team has struggled with injuries, and tonight they will also need J. Crawford and J. Redick to continue with their great performances as of late. That duo had a combined 45 points against the Net as they made 16 or their 33 attempts. The 2 are averaging some 30.8 points each game combined, as both have increased their play offensive in the absence of star B. Griffin. The Clippers in their ultimate 10 games at home are 6and 4 straight up.
The sports betting prediction in this Western Conference rivalry game will see the OKC Thunder overpower the Los Angeles Clippers and win on the road beating the Clippers 118-109!