Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/21/23
Tue 21st March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (35-36, 13-21 Away), one of the league’s top scoring teams, travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers (38-34, 19-16 Home) on Tuesday. Oklahoma City defeated the Phoenix Suns 124-120 at Paycom Center on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the standout player with 40 points.

The Thunder are the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles found victory on Sunday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 117-102. Paul George had 29 points and nine rebounds, leading the team. The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Oklahoma City will be seeking a season sweep against Los Angeles after taking both of their earlier matchups, the last of which was a 118-110 victory at Paycom Center in October 2022.

Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 24 points, while Luguentz Dort was a key contributor with 21 points. Norman Powell had 21 points in defeat.Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.4 points per game, fourth-highest in the league, to lead the Thunder in scoring this season.

Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is contributing 7.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. George has powered the Clips on offense, averaging 23.9 points per game. George also has doled out 5.1 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has averaged 10.2 rebounds per game.

With 117.9 points per game, the Thunder are one of the top scoring offenses in the league (3rd). The Thunder have not found much success at Arena in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 games.

Oklahoma City is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.6 (118.2-114.6). Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 115.1 points per game on average while allowing 115.0 (+0.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 30.5 | 21.2 | +9.3
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 14.6 | -14.6
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 19.0 | 13.6 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 4.8 | -4.8
Assists per game:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 3.3 | 5.5 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Plumlee: 13.4 | 24.2 | -10.8
Points per game:
Russell Westbrook: 10.4 | 15.4 | -5.0
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 5.8 | 9.4 | -3.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers -6.5 (-110)

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