Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 12/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Paycom Center is where the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-16) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (13-12) on Friday.
The Lakers faced the Celtics and notched a win by a score of 117-102 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 21 while the Celtics accounted for 13 personal fouls. They converted 10 of their 33 tries from 3-point range. Boston went 69.0% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 29 tries. Moreover, Boston pulled down 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Boston distributed 34 dimes and had 27 steals for the game. Concerning defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 43.9% from the field on 36 of 82 shooting. They also recorded 25 dimes for the contest while creating 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding rebounding, they earned 51 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Lakers buried 13 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 76.5%. Los Angeles ended the contest with a 51.6% FG percentage (48 of 93) and knocked down 8 of their 27 shots from 3-point land.
LeBron James is a guy who played a role in this matchup. James ended up shooting 68.4% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. He played 36 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. He scored 30 points on 13 out of 19 shooting.
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Los Angeles enters this one with a win-loss mark of 13-12 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 111.9 points per game (4th in the league) while shooting 46.5% from the field. The Lakers are connecting on 34.7% on three-point shots (289 of 834) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 612 dimes on the year, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 647 surrendered on the year. The Lakers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,034 of 2,286) and they concede 47.0 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 34.5% on 3-point shots while they are 28th in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.0).
The last time they took the court, the Thunder got the win with a final of 110-109 when they played the Raptors. Regarding rebounds, Oklahoma City allowed Toronto to get 33 in total (13 on the offensive side). They went 36.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 15 out of 41 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Thunder permitted the Raptors to convert 42 of their 93 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.2% for this game. Overall, the Thunder shot 38 for 84 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. When it comes to shots from distance, Oklahoma City made 17 of their 40 attempts (42.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.0%. The Raptors committed 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They coughed it up 13 times, while earning 12 steals for this contest. The Thunder were able to collect 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this game.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended up being a factor for the Thunder for the contest. He converted 6 out of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 35.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander had 26 points in his 37 mins of playing time and tallied 9 dimes in the matchup.
Oklahoma City has a win-loss mark of 8-16 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Thunder are shooting 41.2% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in the league. Oklahoma City has accumulated 2,383 points this season (99.3 per game) and they grab 45.6 boards per game. They are getting an assist 20.2 times per game (30th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per game. The Thunder are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Thunder on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG surrendered with 108.0. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (14th in the league). The Oklahoma City defense gives up 36.3% on shots from 3-point land (346 of 952) and their opponents are making 79.9% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 24.9 dimes and 48.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 24th and 30th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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