Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (8-16) vs Los Angeles Lakers (13-13)
Game Info: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Los Angeles Lakers look to get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.1 points and 10.3 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 99.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.9 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 17.5 points and 4 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Muscala is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The Lakers are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Oklahoma City and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored and should win this game, but I'm tired of saying that. The bottom line is the Lakers are an average at best team where nothing has come easy for them, and they have countless bad losses already this season. OKC has a pair of wins over the Lakers already this season, and it wouldn't be shocking to see another win with LA on the end of a back to back here. I'm tired of backing the Lakers and coming up short. Give me the Thunder and the points.
Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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