The Los Angeles Lakers have spent the majority of the 2016-17 NBA campaign raising eyebrows, but the status of point guard D’Angelo Russell will be key in Tuesday’s clash with Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against the Lakers.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of the Lakers’ last six games with a closing total of 220.0 or more.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the Thunder’ last five games as favorite.
Oddsmakers initially set the Thunder as 3-point road chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 218.
Russell is listed as questionable for the affair due to a left sore knee and didn’t participate in Monday’s practice. Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters Russell will be a game-time decision.
Westbrook is balling out this year, as the dynamic guard has scored 30 or more points in each of the past five games and is averaging 33 points, 12.2 assists and 11.2 rebounds during the stretch.
To say OKC has dominated this series lately would be a massive understatement. The Thunder are 9-0 SU in their past nine tilts with L.A., with their last win coming on October 30 when they toppled the Lakeshow 113-96 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder betting line opened this morning as -3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 218 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 109-108 win for the Thunder on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-7 so far on the NBA season, and 8-5-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Oklahoma City Thunder, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 6-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 10-4 and the Thunder go 6-8 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oklahoma City injuries news.
This game pits the Los Angeles Lakers, currently No. 17 in the Odds – Shark
NBA Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey update.
Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles’s No. 3-ranked offense (109.79 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 16 at 103.79 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 46.86% from the field per game, more than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (44.81% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Thunder got a terrific 31-point performance from Russell Westbrook but Indiana handed them a 115-111 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Los Angeles suffered a 118-110 loss against Chicago on Sunday, getting 25 points from Louis Williams in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.
- Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games
- Oklahoma City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- LA Lakers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games
- LA Lakers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Wednesday, November 23rd
Los Angeles at Golden State, Wednesday, November 23rd