Clippers at Thunder – NBA Betting Odds Game 1

Both the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder needed a game seven to advance to the second round, now they will meet in the first game of the NBA western conference semifinals, this Tuesday at 9:30 PM ET at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

clippers_thunderBoth the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder needed a game seven to advance to the second round, now they will meet in the first game of the NBA Western Conference semifinals, this Tuesday at 9:30 PM ET at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in game 7 on Saturday, with Blake Griffin scoring 24 points and Chris Paul adding 22.

“I’m just happy we pulled it out,” Paul said. “It’s going to sound crazy, but it was all about tonight. Everything else was in the past. We didn’t dwell on all that stuff, and not to diminish how serious everything has been in the past week or so. It was all about basketball tonight.”

The Thunder beat the Grizzlies 120-109 in game seven with 33 points from who will be the league’s MVP, Kevin Durant.

“I got out of my own way,” he said. “I was thinking too much. I was worrying about what you guys (the media) were saying. I was worrying about what shots I was going to shoot throughout a game. I was thinking too much, and the game of basketball is played off of instincts.

Game one has the Thunder as 5 point favorites in the NBA betting odds, and the game total is at 211.5 points. The season series finished 2-2 straight up and against the spread; keep in mind seven of the last 10 games in the series ended OVER the game total.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.