Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 15-28. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 106.7 points per contest while giving up 110.5 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 24-20. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 101.0, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-27-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/15/18 F Brandon Ingram Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
01/15/18 PG Lonzo Ball Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/15/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is "?" Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Russell Westbrook averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 9.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.79 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.7 per game. The Lakers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 19th in the league with 104.1 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.07. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Thunder surrender 101 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Lakers are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Thunder are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +5
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