Thunder vs. Lakers Prediction

Will the Thunder cover vs. the Lakers as double-digit home favorite? 2/24/17

Will the Thunder cover the spread tonight as a double-digit home favorite when they host the Lakers at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are 10-point home favorites versus the Lakers after opening as an 8.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 221 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online sports books.

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Los Angeles enters play tonight having dropped seven of its last 10 games, although the team is 7-3 against the spread during that stretch. The Lakers are also 27-30 at the betting window this season, including 15-17 ATS on the road.

The Thunder have dropped six of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread over that same stretch. They're 31-25 against the spread on the season, however, which includes an impressive 18-9 ATS record at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The home team is 13-3 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between these two teams, while the favorite has also cashed in six of the last eight meetings. The Lakers are winless at 0-7 against the number in their last seven road games versus Oklahoma City and are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall versus the Thunder. Speaking of OKC, the Thunder are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games and have cashed in 14 of their last 17 games versus a team with a losing record straight up.

 

FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -10

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