Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Free NBA Basketball Expert Picks
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

Oklahoma City Looks to Continue Dominance Against Los Angeles Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Free NBA Basketball Expert Picks

Oklahoma City Thunder (20-17) vs
Los Angeles Lakers (11-25)

Time: 10:30 PM ET
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Watch on: ESPN, FS Oklahoma
Odds: Thunder -6
Total O/U: 211½

The Oklahoma City Thunder will attempt to get back into the winner’s circle while snapping a two-game losing streak as they get ready to square off with the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference showdown with the contest set to be aired Wednesday night on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET and live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

This will be the first of four meetings between the two clubs this season. The Thunder won two of their three confrontations with the Lakers last year covering the numbers in both wins as favorites. The Thunder have had their way against the Lakers losing only once in their last 11 contests and covered on 8 occasions during that span.

However, the Thunder have struggled of late losing their last two games to Milwaukee and Dallas at home as heavy favorites. But, they have performed admirably on the road of late winning four of their last five games. The Thunder are in 5th place in the Western and enter this game as a 6-point favorite, thanks to BetOnline Sportsbook, with the total set at 211½ points.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
723 Oklahoma City
-6
724 LA Lakers
213
 
 
Oklahoma City Thunder
 
Los Angeles Lakers
20-17
Lost 2
110
14-23
103.54
100.51
3.03
9-11
5-12
15-22
8-12
7-10
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
11-25
Lost 7
93
17-19
107.00
111.25
-4.25
8-10
9-9
20-16
11-17
9-9

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends & Predictions

Oklahoma City:
Oklahoma City is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oklahoma City's last 23 games on the road

LA Lakers:
Current Streak: lost 7 straight games.
LA Lakers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers's last 11 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

The result:
The Lakers have struggled mightily at home and will face one of the best defenses in the league. This is an easy call; the Thunder win easily on the road. Take Oklahoma City -6 and the over 211½.

Aengus Moorehead NBA Predictions: Oklahoma City -6
Total O/U:
Over 211½
NBA Record: 10-12-0   /   -3.20 Units in January

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