Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Game Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 24-21. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 111.3 points per game while giving up 110.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 26-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 113.1 points per game and surrender 108.2, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-25-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-28-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-19-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-22-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 F Nerlens Noel Head is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.7 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Paul George scores 26.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.7 rebounds per game and has 10.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 111.3 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.4 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 9th in the NBA with 113.1 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.91. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.6. The Thunder are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Thunder give up 108.2 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 6th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10
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