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

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/23/23
Thu 23rd March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-36, 14-21 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers (38-35, 19-17 Home) on Thursday.

The teams meet for their second consecutive game against each other. Oklahoma City narrowly defeated Los Angeles 101-100 at Arena on Tuesday, their third straight head-to-head win.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 31 points, while Jalen Williams was a key contributor with 20 points and eight rebounds. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points in the loss. The Thunder are eighth in the Western Conference.

The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is undefeated in the season series against Los Angeles, earning the win in all three of their games. The Thunder have been led this season by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 31.4 points per game, fourth-highest in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is contributing 7.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Paul George has powered the Clips on offense, averaging 23.8 points per game. George also has tallied 5.1 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has averaged 10.1 rebounds per game.

The Thunder are one of the top scoring offenses in the NBA, ranking fourth with 117.6 points per game. The Thunder have not found much success at Arena in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 games.

Oklahoma City is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.3 (116.6-112.3). Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 112.7 points per game on average while allowing 111.7 (+1.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 32.5 | 21.4 | +11.1
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 4.5 | 12.5 | -8.0
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 19.8 | 13.7 | +6.0
Assists per game:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 3.8 | 5.5 | -1.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Plumlee: 14.6 | 24.1 | -9.5
Points per game:
Marcus Morris Sr.: 8.0 | 11.4 | -3.4

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LA Clippers (-190)

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