Thunder vs. Lakers - 3/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (18-50) at Oklahoma City Thunder (40-30)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -11 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, TNT
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder play Tuesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and eight rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.2 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wayne Ellington is shooting 42.1 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 43.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 19 of their last 20 games when scoring less than 100 points. The Lakers have lost four straight road games and are 7-26 SU overall away from home.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 8.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds. Dion Waiters is shooting 38 percent from the field and D.J. Augustin is dishing 3.2 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to rely heavily on Westbrook due to all of their injuries, and he’s posted a triple-double in four of his last eight games. The Thunder have won five straight games on their home court and are 26-9 SU overall. Andre Roberson is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Lakers can't win games, but they've done an OK job this year of covering the number, especially when you least expect it. I just question how much the Thunder can do with all of their injuries. I'll take a shot with the Lakers and the points, as they usually show up on national TV.