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Oklahoma City Thunder vs LA Lakers Prediction And Betting Odds

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs LA Lakers: Betting Tips, Prediction & Betting Odds

With a 7-1 ATS/SU record over their last 8 games, plus a Minnesota Timberwolves loss yesterday, the OKC Thunder are now the leading team in the Western Conference. Not a lot of people saw this scenario unfolding 60 games into the regular season, but here we are. The young Thunder cannot afford to relax though, the defending champions Nuggets are just a half game back and currently on a 6-game win streak. Tonight’s game against the Lakers will be a tough one, this just isn’t a good match-up for SGA and co. as they simply don’t have the size to compete with the long Lakers wings and Anthony Davis. Even last night we saw how big of an issue going up against a tall center is for this team as Jusuf Nurkic grabbed 31 rebounds against them. Thankfully OKC won that game, they’ll be playing with no rest against the Lakers tonight.

LeBron James once again made history as he became the first and only player in NBA history to surpass 40,000 points for his career. However, the feat happened in a loss to the Denver Nuggets 124-114 at arena. The Lakers are in a complicated situation as they’re battling the Golden State Warriors for the 9th seed and home court advantage in a potential play-in tournament scenario. A win here would elevate the Lakers over them after they lost last night, LA comes into tonight’s game as a small 1.5 point favorite. That’s mainly due to their 4-1 ATS/SU record in the last 5 meetings, they’ve beaten the Thunder by 7 and 9 points in the last 2 games head-to-head. LeBron and co. will also be encouraged by 4 wins in 5 home games, at 22-10 SU they’re one of the better home teams in the league.

LA Lakers Point Spread Prediction

LA Lakers -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

Pressure is on the Lakers to deliver here, the Thunder are playing on a 2nd night of a back-to-back so fatigue could become an issue. I’m expecting a big night from Anthony Davis who is averaging 28 points and 13.3 rebounds in 3 meetings this season. Take LA to cover.

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OKC Thunder vs LA Lakers Total Points: Under 237.5

Under 237.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

Although 2 of the 3 meetings between the teams were high scoring, I think whoever gets the more stops in tonight’s game will come out on top. The Lakers just got beat badly by the Nuggets because they tried to run with them, that strategy can pay off against lesser offensive teams in the NBA, the Thunder are definitely not one of those. LA’s solid home record directly corelates with their 13-18-1 record on the O/U in those games. The under has been a profitable bet in 4 of 5 games between these two teams at Arena as well. OKC’s three-point shot has gone flat in their last 2 games where they scored just 10 and 9 of them, if that continues here they’ll have a hard time scoring enough points to stay in the game. The last time Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played in this arena he finished with just 24 points, if the Lakers can keep him at bay they’ll be in a good position here. I’m taking the under.

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