Thunder vs. Lakers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Thunder vs. Lakers to Shoot Out the Lights? 1/3/18

Will Wednesday night’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers go over the betting total at 10:30 p.m. ET?

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Oklahoma City. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are 6-point road favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as 6.5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 211.5 points after hitting the board at 213.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Oklahoma City. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Thunder is receiving 74% of the betting tickets to cover the spread but a whopping 85% of the money is on the Lakers.

INJURY REPORT: Andre Roberson (knee) is out for the Thunder while Lonzo Ball (shoulder), Kyle Kuzma (quad) and Brook Lopez (ankle) are all questionable for the Lakers.

OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles. The over is also 4-0 in the Thunder’s last four games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. On the other side, the over is 7-0 in the Lakers’ last seven games playing on one day of rest, is 9-2 in the their last 11 games overall, and is 4-1 in their last five home games. The over has also cashed in seven of the Lakers’ last eight games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: THUNDER/LAKERS OVER 211.5

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