Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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BetMGM Aug 18, 2021, 4:03 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-50) will try to break a nine-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Clippers (47-24) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Chesapeake Energy Arena as 8.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on BSOK. The point total is set at 221.5 for the matchup.

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Clippers vs Thunder Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Clippers-8.5-110-110221.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over Sunday's 221.5 total in 37 out of 71 games (52.1%) this season.
  • In 47.9% of Oklahoma City's games this season (34 of 71), the total points scored was greater than Sunday's 221.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 221.5 is 2.7 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Clippers (114 points per game) and the Thunder (104.8 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 223.4 points per game, 1.9 more than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Clippers have seen a 221.7 over/under in their games this season, 0.2 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 1.0 point more than the average over/under in Thunder's games this season (220.5 points).

Clippers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles covered the spread more often than not this year, going 39-30 against the spread.
  • The Clippers are 11-11 as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Los Angeles generally hits the over, topping the point total in 37 of 69 games (53.6%).

Clippers Key Players

  • Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers scoring 24.8 points per game.
  • Paul George leads Los Angeles with 5.2 assists per game and Ivica Zubac paces the team with 7.3 rebounds per contest.
  • The Clippers are led by George from beyond the arc. He connects on 3.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Los Angeles' blocks leader is Serge Ibaka, who collects 1.2 per game. Leonard leads the team averaging 1.6 steals an outing.

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Clippers Last 10 Games

Clippers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalClippers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Rockets122-115 HOUNoAway+2.5254.5120-145Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/13/2021Hornets113-90 LACYesAway-4.5205.5-275225Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Raptors115-96 LACYesAway-18.5210.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Knicks106-100 NYNoHome+2.5209.5140-165Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/6/2021Lakers118-94 LACYesHome-20.5207.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
Clippers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-44-6-0213.4108.3105.1+3.134.6%

Clippers Injuries

Clippers:DeMarcus Cousins: Day To Day (Foot),Amir Coffey: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),Terance Mann: Day To Day (Personal)

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Thunder Betting Data

  • Oklahoma City has a losing record against the spread, going 30-39 ATS (covering only 43.5% of the time).
  • Oklahoma City has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 44.9% of matchups this season (31 out of 69 contests).

Thunder Key Players

  • The Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander racks up enough points (23.7 per game) and assists (5.9 per game) to sit atop the team's leaderboards.
  • Moses Brown grabs 8.7 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.2 points per game and adds 0.2 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Oklahoma City rebounding leaderboard.
  • Ty Jerome is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Thunder, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
  • Oklahoma City's leader in steals is Isaiah Roby (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Aleksej Pokusevski (1.0 per game).

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Thunder Last 10 Games

Thunder Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalThunder MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Jazz109-93 UTANoHome+21.5217.52500-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Kings122-106 SACNoAway+6.5236.5310-400Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Kings126-98 SACNoAway+19.5231.51500-5000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/8/2021Warriors136-97 GSNoAway+30.5221.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/6/2021Warriors118-97 GSNoAway+16.5216.51350-5000Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
1-95-54-6-0223.2101.9121.3-1.138.8%

Thunder Injuries

Thunder:Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle),Ty Jerome: Day To Day (Calf),Luguentz Dort: Out (Knee),Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Foot)

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