Thunder vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Lakers stay hot on the court and at the betting window with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Los Angeles. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Thunder is 3-point road favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as 3-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217 points after hitting the board at 215.
Who Public Bettors Like: Oklahoma City. As of this writing, 87% of the betting tickets at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 75% of betting tickets wagered at online sports are on the over.
Who We Like: Los Angeles. The Thunder is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games overall, is 2-7 against the number in its last nine conference games, and is 5-13 at the betting window in its last 18 games versus an opponent with a losing record. Oklahoma City is also just 1-7 against the spread in its last eight road games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
On the other side, the Lakers are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven home games, are 11-1 against the number in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, and are 6-0 against the number in their last six home games versus a team with a losing road record. The home team has also covered in 15 of the last 19 meetings between these two teams.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +3