Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. Fresh off their 13-point loss at Memphis, the Los Angeles Lakers continue their road trip and head to Oklahoma City to face off with the Thunder. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Oklahoma City Thunder
You’d think playing the Thunder would be a welcome sign for the Lakers this season, but that hasn’t been the case as they are 0-2 in the 2 meetings so far. In both of those games they had big leads both on the road and at home, but they allowed the Thunder to come back and beat them. Last night vs Memphis Anthony Davis had 22, while LeBron James had a 20 points, 10 boards and 11 assists triple-double and LA still fell to the shorthanded Grizzlies who were without Ja Morant. Russell Westbrook had a nightmare game with just 9 points on 3-of-9 shooting and finished with 6 turnovers. Despite their recent inconsistencies the Lakers enter tonight’s game as 6 point favorites, they are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 vs OKC.
Los Angeles Lakers
Suffering the biggest loss in NBA history was a wake-up call for this young Oklahoma City roster, they’ve won two games since against the Pistons and Raptors. Tonight they come back home after playing their last 3 on the road and they are completely healthy coming into tonight’s game. Their leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 27 and 28 points in the 2 meetings with the Lakers, they’ll be happy to have him at their disposal after being in and out of the line-up in recent games. OKC hasn’t been winning at home a lot lately, but they are 7-4 ATS in 11 home games this season and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 overall.
LA is just all over the place right now and expecting them to win by 7 points here, I’m just not sure I’m able to trust them by that much. They’ve lost twice to this team already this season and the Morant-less Grizzlies just beat them without any issues last night. Give me the Thunder at home plus the extra points.
Oklahoma City Thunder – Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Odds
OKC Thunder +6.0 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
The last 3 meetings between these two have seen an average of 225.3 points per game and 2 of those games went over the total. If we expand that to the last 10 games, the over has cashed 7 times and the average amount of points scored is 225.8 per game. Playing at the Paycom Center has also seen the over cash 5 times in the last 6 games. The Lakers continue to play at the 2nd fastest pace in the NBA and it’s clearly hurting them as they cannot get stops against anyone. On the road this season they allow the 6th highest amount of points per game at 113.1 and although the Thunder aren’t the most talented team offensively they’ve already put up 123 and 107 points against them. The over has landed 7 times in the last 9 Thunder games which is a good sign for tonight’s clash. I’m expecting another high scoring game here, so let’s back the over.
Over 217 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365