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(15-28) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (24-20)
Date: Wednesday January 17th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -10
NBA Betting Total: 215
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The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to keep winning games as they make a trip to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, in what should be an exciting matchup.
The Lakers are 4-1 over their last five games, but recently took a loss to the Grizzlies. Oklahoma City is 2-3 over their last five games, but have won two in a row.
The last time the Lakers and Thunder took the court against each other was January 3rd. The Thunder destroyed Los Angeles, 133-96. The Thunder shot 60 percent from the field in the win.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to keep playing well. The team is riding one of their best win streaks of the season. The Lakers have lost one straight, but have won four of their last five games. The Lakers took a fall at Memphis, 123-114 in their last game.
The Lakers shot 39 percent from the floor and 34 percent from three point land in the loss. Los Angeles was led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Caldwell-Pope finished the game with 27 points and seven rebounds. Lonzo Ball did not play at Memphis.
Los Angeles was destroyed by Oklahoma City in the first game. Los Angeles shot 41 percent from the field and 33 percent from three point land in the loss. The Lakers also were forced into 17 turnovers in the 37 point home loss to the Thunder.
The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t a fundamentally sound defensive team. The Lakers allowed Oklahoma City to shoot 60 percent from the field in the blowout.
Los Angeles is allowing 110.5 points per game this season. That ranks the Lakers 27th in points allowed this year.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are still trying to figure out how to play together. The Thunder are currently four games over .500 this year, but expectations are a lot bigger than just .500 ball.
The big three of Westbrook, George and Anthony has not seemed to work out. The offense looks to stand and watch as the Thunder freestyle their offense.
Some say the Oklahoma City Thunder need to replace head coach Billy Donovan. Seems at times his leadership ability takes a backseat to his superstar players. Maybe if their is a change at the head coaching position, the team will be able to figure it out. As for right now, egos seem to take over on the court from time to time.
If Oklahoma City is unable to get better this year, expect Billy Donovan to be out as head coach next season. On the bright side, the Thunder destroyed the Lakers by 37 points in their first matchup.
Look for the Thunder to be ready to go for this one. The team needs to try and start a five to 10 game win streak, which will build confidence for the team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in LAL last 8 road games.
- OKC are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Wed. games.
- Under is 7-3 in OKC last 10 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Home team is 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
- LAL are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The young Lakers are on an extended road trip. Look for the Los Angeles to lose several games in a row, including tonight against the Thunder. Los Angeles will struggle on the road.
Oklahoma City should have a big game again offensively against the Lakers. Expect the home crowd to be fired up for this nationally televised matchup. The big three could explode in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
The Lakers will be no match for the Thunder on the road. Take Oklahoma City for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 115 – Lakers 95
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