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, 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.




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