Tip-Off: 7:00 PM CT
Location: Paycom Center (OKC)
Spread: Lakers (-6)
Lakers/Thunder Trends Against The Spread
|1-3 (25%)||1-3 (25%)|
|1-0 (100%) on the road||1-1 (50%) at home|
|0-2 (0%) as a favorite||1-3 (0%) as an underdog or pick|
|0-0 as a road favorite||1-1 (50%) as a home underdog or pick|
|Head To Head|
|0-0 (0%)||0-0 (0%)|
Thunder/Warriors Trends Against The Total
OKC is 1-3 against the over this season.
The Lakers are 3-1 against the over this season.
The Thunder are 1-1 against the over at home.
Los Angeles is 1-0 against the over on the road.
LeBron James is the face of the Lakers but Anthony Davis is the workhorse and could prove to be an incredibly difficult mismatch for Oklahoma City. Davis is averaging 28 points per game on a shooting percentage of 48.9% from the floor, Both of those are team highs. Former Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook leads LA with an average of 8.5 assists per game.
Josh Giddy’s stock is rising among the Thunder fanbase. The rookie is leading the team with an average of 4.5 assists per night. That said, OKC will rise and fall on the play of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who leads the team in points scored (22.5) and field goal percentage (47.1%) per game.
First meeting of the season.
Why The Thunder Won’t Cover (+6)
This spread is just simply too close in my opinion. The Lakers are coming off an overtime win at San Antonio on Tuesday night but LeBron James didn’t play in that game, which means he’ll be fresh tonight, and while the Laker defense has struggled heavily at times this season the Thunder offense has nearly matched those struggles stride for stride. Tuesday night was a confidence builder for OKC against the spread but not a six points against a fresh LeBron James.
Why The Game Will Hit The Over (217)
There’s the possibility that I’m simplifying this too much but the Lakers have hit the over in three of their four games this season. It’s partly because of the offensive firepower that this team has but also due to the lack of defense they play which allows teams to stay close throughout the contest. The Thunder are next to last in the NBA when it comes to scoring but they’ll get just enough done tonight to make this game hit the over.
On The Season
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