The NBA is back in action today as the Los Angeles Lakers will clash with Oklahoma Thunder.
The Lakers are heading into this game after a win over New Orleans with a score of 130-102. On the other side, Oklahoma City was defeated 106-103 at home by Dallas on Sunday afternoon.
Los Angeles Lakers Form
The Lakers are heading into this game after a solid win against the Pelicans. Rondo had a very good game as he led the team with 24 points in the win. This Lakers team is on a good run as this was their 4 win in their last 5 games. The Lakers are on the 11th spot in the Western Conference. Yet, this late run is futile as they will not be part of the playoffs this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Lakers score an average of 112.2 points per game. Therefore this record is enough for the 15th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 46.3 boards per game and 25.5 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Lakers concede an average of 113.6 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 22nd spot in the league in scoring defence.
Oklahoma Thunder Form
The Thunder are on a bad run at the moment. They have suffered their second defeat in a row. Moreover, they have now lost 7 of their last 9 games. Also, they are equal with the Spurs for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Therefore, they will need to step up in order to keep the pace in the playoff race. Moreover, with 5 games to go, this Oklahoma needs to improve their form fast.
On the offensive side of the game, the Thunder score an average of 113.9 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 10th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 47.8 boards per game combined with 22.9 assists per night. On the defensive side, this Thunder team is conceding an average of 110.9 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 15th spot in the league in scoring defence.
The Lakers are in a good form. Moreover, it seems that this team is enjoying their basketball at the moment. However, they play without any pressure as the season is over for them. On the other side, Oklahoma needs to keep the pace for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As they are now on the same level of points as the Spurs, they will need to win this game. I also believe that this will a tight game, but I will give the benefit of the doubt to the Thunder to win in front of their home fans.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City 04/02/2019 is: take the Oklahoma City Thunder -425 (Moneyline).
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