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(24-21) Los Angeles Lakers vs. OKC Thunder (26-17)
Date: Thursday January 17
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -10
NBA Betting Total: 223½
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Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers handled the Bulls on Tuesday and nothing more. Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma all scored between sixteen and nineteen points in a 107–102 win.
There will be a LeBron James announcement today (Jan. 16) but surely the Lakers would have said something sooner if he were to be ready to play in this game. It’s fair to assume he’s going to miss this one, too.
So it’s hard to imagine Los Angeles having much of a chance to win this game. The offense is going to struggle to generate open looks in the half court, nor create many fast breaking opportunities against a Thunder defense that is terrific at stifling the ‘break.
Los Angeles could, however, play slow with OKC and defend the Thunder equally as hard. If Russell Westbrook is missing a lot, as he’s been liken to do lately, this game could stay low and close.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Despite giving up 45 points in the second quarter on Tuesday in Atlanta, Oklahoma City took a small lead into the fourth quarter.
That’s when the Hawks dropped a second 45-point quarter on what has been the best team defense in the NBA’s regular season so far.
Trae Young, Alex Len and John Collins combined for 74 points. Four other Hawks had double-figures, including Omari Spellman, who recently spent some time in the G-League after several starts early in the season.
Nerlens Noel, Alex Abrines and Andre Roberson remain out for the Thunder. None have a timetable of their expected return. As a result, Westbrook, Steven Adams, Paul George and Jerami Grant are logging heavy minutes. Westbrook’s 36 on Tuesday night were the fewest that any of the four played.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in LAL last 8 Thu. games.
- LAL are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thu. games.
- Under is 28-10 in LAL last 38 overall.
- Home team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
- LAL are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction: Thunder in a bounce-back spot.
The Lakers are going to get a mean Thunder team on Wednesday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Way UNDER 223½
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 96 – OKC 106
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