Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Lakers Once Again Fail to Cover vs. Thunder? 1/17/18

The Los Angeles Lakers have been a horrible bet to cover against the Oklahoma City Thunder in previous meetings. Will that be the case again tonight?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Oklahoma City. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder is 9.5-point home favorite to beat the Lakers, who opened as 10-point road underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 216.5 points after opening at 215.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: Oklahoma City. As of Wednesday evening, 56% of betting tickets and 79% of the money is on the Thunder to cover the spread. As for the total, 81% of the betting tickets and 74% of the money is on the over.

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for the Lakers while Brandon Ingram (ankle) is probable. On the other side, Andre Roberson (knee) is questionable to play for the Thunder.

Who We Like: Oklahoma City. The Lakers are winless at 0-8 against the spread in their last eight meetings with the Thunder in Oklahoma City. L.A. has also failed to cover the spread in eight of its last 10 games versus OKC overall.

The favorite is also 8-2 at the betting window in the last 10 meetings between these two teams while the home squad has covered in 14 of the last 17 meetings. The Thunder is also 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games played on Wednesday.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -9.5

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