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(20-17) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers (11-25)
Wednesday, January 3 finds two Western Conference foes entering their twelfth week of play in the 2017-18 regular season for the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz.
Last season the Thunder and Lakers would play each other four times with the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the series 3-1. For the all-time series, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the all-time series record with 140-102 against the Oklahoma Thunder .
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are hoping to start the new year not the way they ended the last year as they lost two straight games. They were without one of their Big three, but they still should be able to take care of the Bucks and Mavericks who they lost too.
In the recent loss against the Dallas Mavericks, it was a poor performance on the defensive side of the ball and turnovers as well as they fell by the score of 116-113. Dallas would outscore the Thunder in the 2nd half as the Thunder could not get anything going.
In their last loss, Westbrook and and George could not get it going late in the 4th quarter. Westbrook would finish with 38 points as George would finish with 25 points. The Thunder need a bounce back game as they head on the road to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers
Without Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers have really gotten lost as a team. They have yet to win a game without Lonzo on the court, as it will most likely be a game time decision if Lonzo will be able to play. In their most recent game the Lakers were unable to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves as they got destroyed.
They would fall by the final score of 114-96 as Minnesota was dropping dimes on them all game. Los Angeles would allow Minnesota to score at least thirty points in three straight quarters as that is never a recipe for a win.
In the loss, Los Angeles along with Jordan Clarkson tried to get it going but his own 20 points on the night was not even close to get near the Timberwolves.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games.
- Thunder are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction
Even if Lonzo is going to play in this game, it is going to take some time before Los Angeles can finally gel back together as a team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder ML
Take the Oklahoma Thunder as the Big Three will be able to shadow Los Angeles in a huge win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 97 – Los Angeles 89
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