Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 20-31. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 30-23. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-31-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/03/18 F Brandon Ingram Groin injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Oklahoma City
01/25/18 PG Lonzo Ball MCL is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Kyle Kuzma averages 16 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Carmelo Anthony averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 110.1 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 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.51 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 102.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season. Oklahoma City is 14th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.64. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Thunder are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Thunder are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 26th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6
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