Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks, March 11, 2015


Can Russell Westbrook be stopped? During the last few Oklahoma City Thunder (35-28) NBA Picks games, the solution has been a resounding no. Don’t expect the Los Angeles Clippers (41-23) to bring it easy on Westbrook, though, this coming Wednesday.

Los Angeles Clippers ready wednesdayThe Clippers, who are coming off a gain on the Minnesota Timberwolves, are looking to enhance on their record to clinch home-court advantage—at least in the very first round of the playoffs—and a gain over OKC is a step closer to getting it. Home-court advantage, however, is the smallest amount of of the Thunder’s worries, since they are fighting to help keep their your hands on the ultimate playoff spot in the tough Western Conference.

With key pieces in their starting lineup and bench missing, the Clippers leaned on the heroics of J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan, who towed the team to an 89-76 victory contrary to the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. After having a one-day rest, the Clips will return to a floor to manage rival Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Contrary to the T’wolves, Redick scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting to pay for the lack of the set of Blake Griffin (elbow) and Jamal Crawford (calf). Redick’s offensive outburst helped mask Chris Paul’s atrocious shooting night. Paul went 1-of-6 from the field and scored only two points, but did have 15 assists in 30 minutes of action.

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:00 PM ET

Line: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder — view all NBA lines

Hopefully for Paul, he’ll recover his shooting touch against Oklahoma City. In two meetings with the Thunder thus far in 2010, Paul has averaged 20.0 points and 10.0 assists per game. He scored 18 points and dished out 13 assists, albeit in a 131-108 blowout Clips loss to OKC on February 8.

Redick , who has averaged 19.0 points during the last seven Clippers outings, may have another big night contrary to the Thunder, particularly from beyond the arc. Redick has 15 threes before five Clippers games, which allows opponents 24.5 three-point attempts per game. As a team, the Clippers are fifth in the league in threes with 9.7 made triples per game.

Jordan, who had 20 points and 17 rebounds in the Minnesota game, will soon be set for a difficult rebounding battle contrary to the Thunder, who lead in the league with 47.6 boards per game. He’ll have to get help from Spencer Hawes, who’s been Griffin’s primary replacement in the starting lineup. During Griffin’s 12-game (and counting) absence, Hawes has averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds per game. Free NBA Picks Bet on the LA Clippers.


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