With our NBA best bet lock of the day we select from the late night NBA pro basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the LA Clippers. The Thunder and Clippers will begin from Staples Center in LA at 10:30PM Eastern Time with NBA TV providing the broadcast nationally. The NBA best bet lock of the day is playing on the Oklahoma City Thunder -2 points against the LA Clippers. The point spread is currently available at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting line opened up with the Thunder favored by -3 points and early money has come in on the Clippers which pushed it down to -2 points. The total at the open was 199 points and the early wagering activity has saw a drop to 198 ½ points. If you bet the Thunder on the money line you will lay -130 odds and a bet on the money line on the Clippers will return you +110 odds.
Oklahoma City sports the best record in the NBA at 16-3. The team wins at home with an 8-1 mark and has won on the road with a record of 8-2. They have been solid in this role as a road favorite with road wins at Boston, Memphis twice, Golden St and Houston laying points. Oklahoma City is an outstanding offensive team ranking third in the NBA in scoring at 100 points a game and third in the league in field goal percentage of 47.2% shooting. A huge discrepancy in this game aiding our cause for the Thunder tonight is free throw shooting. OKC is the best free throw shooting in in the NBA at nearly 81% a game. The Clippers on the other hand are amongst the worst in all of basketball at just 66.2% which ranks 29th of 30th.
A big benefit for the Thunder tonight is they are simply the more rested team. In their last game they defeated the Golden St Warriors 120-109 in a game played last Friday night. The Clippers on the other hand were in an intense match up with the Denver Nuggets last night in a game played in a mile high altitude. The Clips had to play hard for four quarters in this game with Blake Griffin logging over 40 minutes and Chris Paul 37 minutes. A thirty five year old Chauncey Billips played over 35 minutes last night.
This matchup tonight is not too promising for the Clippers. They struggled with their perimeter defense as they allow over 37% shooting from the three point line to their opponents. Perimeter shooting is a strength for this Thunder team behind Kevin Durant who hits on over 50% from the floor. Oklahoma City’s sixth man James Harden is launching three’s at a 39.3% clip this season.
Down low the Thunder can match up well with the LA Clippers behind Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka. Nazr Mohammed and Nick Collison provide good depth down low in the paint. Overall you have an efficient Thunder team that can exploit the weaknesses of the Clippers and they are the best bet tonight from the NBA laying two points. For help with your sports bets we have a section titled sportsbook betting