Thunder vs. Lakers - 4/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (16-63) at Oklahoma City Thunder (54-26)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -16 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSOK
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a nice win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 2.8 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Louis Williams is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t won a road game since February 4.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.6 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five straight home games.
The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Lakers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
This is a ton of points to lay with an OKC team that's pretty much locked into where it's at and is probably going to focus more on rest with just two games left. I don't love backing the Lakers anymore than you do, but this is an insane amount of points.