Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers (odds, prediction, and betting tips February 22)

Emmanuel Ifabiyi
By Emmanuel Ifabiyi

The regular season resumes after the much-needed All-Star weekend. With teams back with refreshed energy, the second-placed Oklahoma City Thunder are set to face the third-placed Los Angeles Clippers in this much-anticipated matchup. Find out who is bound to emerge in this block-buster game.

Los Angeles Clippers: with a commendable 36-17 record before the All-Star break, secured a hard-fought victory over the Golden State Warriors with a scoreline of 130-125 despite the absence of Kawhi Leonard. Conversely, the Oklahoma City Thunder exhibited dominance in their previous game, triumphing over Orlando with a convincing 127-113 win. Looking ahead, the Clippers are poised to benefit from the return of Kawhi Leonard to their starting lineup, while the trio of Paul George, James Harden and Russell Westbrook make a comeback to the city of Oklahoma. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will also go up against his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

The game starts at 20:00 ET on Thursday, February 22, 2024. The game time by GMT is 01:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23. The match venue is Paycom Center, Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Clippers vs OKC (February 22) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder latest odds on betting sites

The Clippers’ moneyline odds are priced at 2.10 (+110 American), while the OKC’s moneyline odds are priced at 1.77 (-130). 


Clippers +2.0: 1.91 (-110)

OKC -2.0: 1.9 (-110)


Over 237.5: 1.91 (-110)

Under 237.5: 1.91 (-110)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers last game results

The OKC concluded the season-double against the Magic

  • On Tuesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder delivered an electrifying performance against the Orlando Magic, securing a resounding 127-113 victory despite a sluggish start. Spearheading the offensive charge, Jalen Williams tallied an impressive 33 points that kept the Thunder’s momentum surging.
  • Adding to the dynamic display, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contributed significantly with 32 points and five assists, demonstrating his versatility and playmaking abilities.
  • In addition to the stellar performances of Williams and Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren emerged as a pivotal presence for the Thunder, making notable contributions on both ends of the court. With 13 points, nine rebounds, and an impressive five blocks, Holmgren’s defensive prowess and scoring ability played a crucial role in securing the team’s victory. 
  • Furthermore, this triumph marks a significant milestone for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they clinched their second win against the Orlando Magic this season. 

Team statistics: 46/84 (54.8%) field goals, 13/32 (40.6%) 3-pointers, 22/24 (91.7%) free throws, 28 assists, 31 total rebounds, 8 blocks, 9 steals, 11 turnovers.

OKC team news: No injury to report.

The Clippers staged a remarkable comeback against the Warriors 

  • The Clippers’ matchup against the Golden State Warriors vividly displayed their resilience and composure in high-stakes situations. Despite facing a deficit and being without the services of Kawhi Leonard, the Los Angeles Clippers orchestrated a remarkable comeback, erasing a 12-point gap in the fourth quarter to secure a thrilling 130-125 victory over the Warriors.
  • James Harden showcased his prowess with 26 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, while Paul George contributed 24 points before exiting due to foul trouble, highlighting the Clippers’ depth and adaptability in Leonard’s absence, who was sidelined with a left leg injury.
  • A standout performance came from Norman Powell, whose impactful play, particularly in the fourth quarter, was instrumental in clinching the win, as he contributed 21 points off the bench. Additionally, Russell Westbrook chipped in with 15 points and 6 assists, as the Clippers finished 3-1 in the regular season encounter against the Warriors.

Team statistics: 44/88 (50.0%) field goals, 13/38 (34.2%) 3-pointers, 29/37 (88.5%) free throws, 28 assists, 48 total rebounds, 6 steals, 4 blocks, 12 turnovers.

Clippers team news: No injury to report

Clippers vs OKC H2H

The Clippers and the OKC have squared off 230 times in the history of regular-season matchups. Among these contests, the Clippers have secured victory in 86 instances, while the OKC has emerged triumphant in 144 encounters.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers lineups and key players

Oklahoma City Thunder projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shooting guard: Josh Giddey

Small forward: Chet Holmgren

Power forward: Jalen Williams

Center: Kristaps Luguentz Dort

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander throughout the season has showcased exceptional versatility, averaging an impressive 31.1 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game across 53 matchups. Beyond the sheer statistics, his impact reverberates in every aspect of the game, whether through his scoring prowess, or playmaking abilities.  

Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: James Harden

Shooting guard: Terence Mann

Small forward: Paul George

Power forward: Kawhi Leonard

Center: Ivica Zubac

Kawhi Leonard is 33-15 with the Clippers this season. They have almost a 70% win percentage with the Klaw this season which shows how much he impacts their game. Kawhi averages an impressive 24.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 48 games while contributing massively to the team’s defence.

Clippers vs OKC predictions and betting tips

While the Oklahoma City Thunder may appear to have the upper hand against the Los Angeles Clippers, we hesitate to confidently predict their dominance in this upcoming match. Despite the Thunder’s impressive statistics, boasting the fourth-highest points per game average of 120.8 and an outstanding field goal percentage of 50.0%, the Clippers’ formidable defence poses a significant challenge. It could potentially limit Oklahoma City’s offensive output.

With Kawhi Leonard back in the starting lineup for the Clippers, they will be operating at full strength against Oklahoma City. Additionally, the Clippers have a strong incentive to secure a victory in this game, as it could propel them into second place. Therefore, we believe that the Clippers have a strong chance of at least covering the spread, if not securing the win outright.

Betting prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +2.0

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American).