Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 19-9 and a road record of 6-6. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 4-23 and a home record of 2-7. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -10.6.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kevin Durant averages 26.8 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Oklahoma City averages 107.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.9 per game. The Thunder allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-18-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/21/15 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder missed last game, probable Tuesday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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