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(19-39) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25)
Date: Friday February 24
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -10
NBA Betting Total: 221
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It’s a match up on Friday night between two teams who both made some moves at the trade deadline, but for completly different reasons.
The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.
This is the third match up between the two teams this year. The teams split the previous two match ups.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers were sellers at this years trade deadline. They traded Lou Williams to the Rockets for a first round draft pick.
It was not much of a surprise to see the Lakers be sellers. The only way they get to keep their draft pick is if it’s in the top 3, so these last few months should be full of Lakers taking.
The Lakers have really been struggling coming into this game. They have gone 3-7 in their last ten games and after trading away Lou Williams, it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Most of the Lakers problems come on the defensive side of the floor. They give up almost 111 points per game well opponents shoot 48 percent from the field.
On the offensive side of the ball the Lakers average 104.5 points per game well shooting 44.4 percent. It will be interesting to see how the Lakers make up for the scoring that Lou Williams provided.
The Lakers have struggled on the road this season, registering a record of 7-25.
Oklahoma City Thunder
On the other side of this match up is the Oklahoma City Thunder. They were also very active at the trade deadline but for different reasons.
The Thunder are trying to boost their roster now and pulled off a deal with the Chicago Bulls. The Thunder got Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow.
This trade no doubt made the Thunder better but it will be interesting to see if the two end up playing in the game against the Lakers. If they don’t it could leave the Thunder kind of short handed for this one game.
For the Thunder to win they need to get out to the early start. They are the better team in this match up and they need to show that early. The longer they let the Lakers hang around the more confidence the Lakers will have that they can win.
The Thunder have been good at home this season, coming into this game with a record of 20-8.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LAL are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- LAL are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- OKC are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in OKC last 8 Fri. games.
- Home team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
- LAL are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
I am going to make this prediction assuming the two new additions for the Thunder are playing. The Thunder are the better team in this match up and I think the depth will be too much.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OKC -10
I expect the Thunder to win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 117 – Lakers 103
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