Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 10/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Oklahoma City Thunder (0-3) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) at Paycom Center on Wednesday.
The Lakers faced off with the Grizzlies and notched a win by a score of 121-118 in their last game. Los Angeles ended having earned a 53.6% FG percentage (45 out of 84) and converted 16 of 30 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lakers converted 15 of 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 29 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 45.0% from the field on 45 of 100 shooting. Memphis earned 49 dimes and had 25 steals for this game. Furthermore, Memphis pulled down 31 rebounds (18 offensive, 13 defensive) and had 12 blocks. Memphis finished 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 18 attempts. They also made 13 of their 35 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Carmelo Anthony is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accumulated 28 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played 28 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Anthony finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-2 this year. They average 113.3 pts per game (11th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. The Lakers are shooting 43.4% on shots from distance (46 of 106) and 65.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 42.3 boards per contest and has earned 75 assists on the campaign, which is 17th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 17.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.7 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are ranked 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 86 conceded on the season. The Lakers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (46 of 60) and they surrender 48.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 34.9% from 3-point land while they are 28th in the league in PPG allowed (118.0).
The last time they took the court, the Thunder went home defeated by a final of 115-103 when they faced the 76ers. The Thunder were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. The 76ers earned 12 fouls in this contest which took the Thunder to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.9%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Oklahoma City made 8 out of 31 tries (25.8%). When all was said and done, the Thunder finished the game shooting 40 for 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.6%. The Thunder allowed the 76ers to make 41 of their 88 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.6% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 41.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 17 of 41 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Oklahoma City allowed Philadelphia to grab 35 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended up being a major contributor for the Thunder in this contest. He converted 9 out of 19 for the game for a rate of 47.4%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 29 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and had 8 assists in this game.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 0-3 so far this year. The Thunder commit 17.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 21.7 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest. Oklahoma City has accounted for 280 points this season (93.3 per game) and they pull in 43.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Thunder are hitting on 40.6% from the field, which ranks 27th in the league. The Thunder are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 115.3. They concede 24.0 assists and 51.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 18th and 26th in basketball. The Oklahoma City defense allows 38.1% on shots from distance (48 of 126) and their opponents are converting on 81.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (25th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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