Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 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: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers' struggles continued on Thursday with a 107-87 loss to the Rockets, their seventh loss in the lheir last eight games. Kobe Bryant has averaged 23 points in his last three outings and looked good as he led the team with 22 points on nine of 16 shooting while Julius Randle added 18 points off the bench, but the Lakers were always running uphill after falling behind by double digits early in the game. With the loss, Los Angeles falls to 4-22 on the season overall and 2-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder were riding a season-high six-game win streak into Cleveland on Thursday, but had their momentum halted in a 104-100 loss to the Cavaliers. Russell Westbrook led the offense with 27 points and 10 assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points while Serge Ibaka added 23 points, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Cavaliers who flipped the game on its head with a 23-4 run late in the third quarter. With the loss, Oklahoma City fall to 17-9 on the season overall and 5-6 on the road where they've lost three of their last five.
In ATS trends, the Lakers are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games, while the Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 9-24 ATS in their last 33 games following a loss.
Head to head, the Lakers are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Oklahoma City and the home team is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
Even with Kobe playing much better in his last three games, the Lakers are still getting blown out by double digits and I can't see that changing tonight against a Thunder team coming off a tough loss.