Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-9) at Los Angeles Lakers (4-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +11 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOK, TWC SN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday at the Staples Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27 points and 7.6 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46 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. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.6 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Lakers are 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 vs. Western Conference and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
While the Lakers played well Tuesday night, we all know what this team is... Not very good. At all. The Thunder are rolling right now, are rested and should be eager to put on another show on national TV. I'll take OKC by double digits.