Lakers at Thunder - 12/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (4-22) at Oklahoma City Thunder (17-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -15.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers square off Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 3.4 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six straight road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.6 points and 9.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won seven straight home games. Anthony Morrow is questionable.
The Lakers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 Saturday games. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Lakers are downright awful and the Thunder play their best ball on their home court. I don't like laying big chalk, but the Thunder should have little trouble in this game.