Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT
Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles)
Spread: Lakers (-10.5)
Thunder/Lakers Trends Against The Spread
|3-4 (42%)||2-6 (25%)|
|1-3 (25%) on the road||1-5 (16%) at home|
|3-4 (42%) as an underdog or pick||1-5 (16%) as a favorite|
|1-3 as a road underdog (25%)||1-4 (20%) as a home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|1-0 (100%)||0-1 (0%)|
Thunder/Clippers Trends Against The Total
OKC is hitting the over just 28% of the time this season.
The Lakers are hitting the over 62% of the time this season.
The Thunder are 0-4 against the over on the road.
The Lakers are 3-3 against the over at home.
The Lakers will be without LeBron James tonight against Oklahoma City but it’s Anthony Davis who leads the team with a scoring average of 25 points per game anyway. Russell Westbrook is dishing out 8.5 assists per night and Carmelo Anthony is shooting a team high 51.6% from the floor for the Lakers.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is coming off a 28-point performance against the Clippers on Tuesday night. OKC’s star point guard is shooting a team high 44.9% from the floor and is scoring 22.9 points per game, which is also a team best. Rookie Josh Giddy is averaging a team high 5.9 assists per game for the Thunder.
Game One | OKC 123 – Lakers 115
Why The Thunder Will Cover (+10.5)
There’s only one team that the Thunder has a winning record against with the point spread and that’s the Lakers. As bad as Oklahoma City has been against the spread this season the Lakers have been worse. LA has only covered the spread once at home and just twice on the season. While the Thunder continue to be one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, the Lakers are 27th is scoring defense. The Thunder beat LA in OKC when LeBron didn’t play and with him absent again tonight you at least have to like OKC to cover tonight.
Why The Game Won’t Hit The Over (214.5)
Hey, at least the point total isn’t 217 anymore. Vegas is finally coming around on OKC but I still think it’s too many points for tonight’s game. The Thunder are next to last in the NBA in scoring and have yet to hit the over on the road this season. LA is playing without LeBron so that’ll take its toll on their scoring as well. You also have to consider that the Lakers are only hitting the over 50% of the time at home this season and that makes the 21 points sitting on the bench in the form of LeBron James even more crucial towards the point total.
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