Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 12.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 35-42. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.5 as they average 112.2 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 44-33 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 113.9 points per game and surrender 110.9, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-44-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-46-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 38-39-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-39-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/31/19 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
03/31/19 C Tyson Chandler Flu is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
03/30/19 SF LeBron James Groin is out for season
03/28/19 G Josh Hart Knee is out for season
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Javale McGee averages 11.8 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Paul George averages 28.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 23.0 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Oklahoma City is 10th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Thunder are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 12th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Thunder are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +12.5
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