Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City (+10.5)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (10-13) travel to STAPLES Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Lakers (19-6). Oklahoma City opens this game as 10.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 225.
The Oklahoma City Thunder stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and took a loss by a final of 119-112 in their last game. Oklahoma City walked away from the game with a 39.1% FG percentage (43 out of 110) and converted 12 of their 38 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 14 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 55 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists in the game while getting 6 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing defending, Oklahoma City allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 44 out of 95 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 28 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, the Lakers pulled down 59 rebounds (10 offensive, 49 defensive) and added 12 rejections. Los Angeles finished the contest at 75.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of 29 attempts. They also knocked down 9 of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He accumulated 29 points on 10 of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 41:35 mins and grabbed 7 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also totaled 10 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Thunder was Darius Bazley. He snagged 16 rebounds and also accumulated 3 dimes. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor for the game by shooting 7-of-21 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bazley saw the court for 41:58 min.
Oklahoma City will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-13 for the year. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oklahoma City is pulling down 44.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 520 dimes on the year, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Thunder are shooting 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (299 of 876) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They average 107.7 pts per contest (25th in the league) on 45.0% from the field. Defensively, the Thunder have forced 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Thunder defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.2% (304 of 436) and they concede 49.0 boards per contest as a team. They rank 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 579 conceded for the season. They concede 35.5% on shots from distance and they rank 24th in the NBA in opponents PPG (114.1).
In their win over OKC, the Lakers were able to pull down 49 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 59 for the contest. They turned away 12 tries while earning 7 steals in this game. The Thunder earned 23 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They were able to convert 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.9%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 9 out of 38 tries (23.7%). When all was said and done, the Lakers shot 44 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3%. The Lakers allowed the Thunder to convert 43 out of 110 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.1% for the game. They shot 31.6% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 38 and finished the game at 14 out of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). With respect to how they rebounded, Los Angeles allowed Oklahoma City to collect 55 overall (15 on the offensive side).
LeBron James ended up being important for the Lakers in the matchup. He knocked down 11 of 22 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 28 points. James snagged 14 boards in his 42:31 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 12 dimes for this contest. Another guy that was important for Los Angeles was Dennis Schröder. He racked up 19 points in 37:39 minutes played via 6 out of 16 from the floor for the matchup. Schröder finished going 37.5% from the floor while collecting 5 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 19-6 for the year. Los Angeles has scored 2,827 points on the year (113.1 per game) and they grab 45.8 rebounds per game. The Lakers commit 18.7 fouls per contest while shooting 75.3% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Lakers are connecting on 48.6% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in the league. They are assisting teammates 25.1 times per contest (13th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. The Lakers are ranked 2nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 104.9. They have relinquished 24.1 dimes and 41.6 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 12th and 3rd in the league. The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (274 of 802) and their opponents are making 76.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+10.5)
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