Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Game Picks 11/22/2019
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (12-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-9, 4th in the Northwest Division). Oklahoma City opens this game as 5.5 point dogs. The total opens at 213.
The Lakers cover the spread 64.3% of the time, having gone 9-5-0 ATS. Oklahoma City covers the spread 64.3% of the time, going 9-5-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/16/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 26
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/19/2019 Hamidou Diallo SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
LeBron James comes into this game averaging 25.0 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 11.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Anthony Davis averages 25.2 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 9.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Danilo Gallinari scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 110.9 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 101.1 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA with 105.7 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.3. The Thunder are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Thunder give up 106.2 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 1st. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league. The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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