Saturday, December 19, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 4-22 and a road record of 2-15. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.5 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 12-3. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.9 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kevin Durant averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Los Angeles averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Thunder allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-17-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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