Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (8-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (7-7)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers square off late Tuesday night at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 31.6 points and 10.4 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for some sort consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last six home games.
The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Thunder are proving more and more that it's Westbrook or bust, as the rest of the OKC roster is very inconsistent. The Lakers are also finding ways to compete and have played their best ball at home. However, Westbrook is from Cali and usually puts on a show when he returns home. The Thunder also have a big size advantage over the Lakers and should own the glass. I'm going to side with OKC and the small chalk here.