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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. L.A. Lakers - 11/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time Friday November 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, OK
The Line
Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 . Total 213.0
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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the road for a battle with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as part of a back to back home and home series.  The Lakers are (12-2), after beating the Thunder 112-107.  The Thunder are (5-9), after falling to the Lakers 112-107.

The Lakers controlled the game early against the the Thunder, taking a 10 point lead into the locker rooms.  History was made in the game, as LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all NBA teams.  James had 25 points, 10 assists, and brought down 11 rebounds.  Anthony Davis recorded a game high 34 points in the game.  The Lakers shot 48% from the floor and 45% from deep.  The Lakers had 51 rebounds on the night.

The Thunder were led by Dennis Schroder in the loss.  Schroder converted on 12 of his 20 attempts from the floor, registering 31 points.  Danilo Gallinari finished with 25 points, while Chris Paul added 10 assists.  The Thunder shot 47% from the floor and 32% from distance.  The Thunder out shot the Lakers from the foul line, making 22-25 (88%), to the Lakers 12-19 (63%).  The Thunder had 22 assists to 16 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.

Lakers are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall.

The under is 14-6 in Lakers last 20 vs. the Western Conference.

Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

The over is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall.

The favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 matchups.  Each team is 9-5 ATS this year.  The Thunder are 2-8 as an underdog this year, while the Lakers have been favored in every game.  While the Thunder have fallen to 4 games below .500, the thunder have found success defending the 3 ball.  The Thunder are allowing less than 32% of attempts from 3-point range.  The Lakers came away with a 5 point victory at home and I see them getting a win on the road here.  However, the Thunder have had success in covering the spread and are 5-3 ATS at home.  I'll take a shot with the Thunder at home here.  Chris Paul will do enough passing to keep the Lakers off balance on defense.  Final score prediction, Lakers win and the Thunder cover, 108-105.     

Pick:
OKC +4.5
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