Monday, April 11, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, April 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 215.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-63 and a road record of 5-34. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.3 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. Los Angeles is 2-14 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 7-42. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 54-26 and a home record of 31-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of 7.1. Oklahoma City has a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 36-14. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Los Angeles averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.9 per game. The Thunder allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 98.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder score 109.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 117 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.3 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-43-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-44-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-41-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandon Bass None out for season
04/05/16 G Louis Williams None out for season
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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