Friday, February 24, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-39. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 32-25. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Julius Randle averages 12.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 10.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.28 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-30-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-25-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-25-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-30-4 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/22/17 G Corey Brewer Acquired "?"
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8.5
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