Thunder vs. Lakers Prediction
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.
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.
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