Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (1-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in a NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for their first road victory of the season after an OK 1-1 start. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 104.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 14.5 points and four assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 24.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 14 straight road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after scraping by their first two contests. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 41.5 points and 9.5 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.5 points and five rebounds. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing seven rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 25.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for back-to-back 3-0 starts to the season.
The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Thunder have struggled with two subpar teams and could easily be 0-2 SU this season. The Lakers have shown they're going to compete this season and have the offensive firepower to hang around in this contest. However, it feels like OKC is due for a breakout performance and that could come against a Lakers club that struggles defensively. I'll take the Thunder to win this game by double digits.