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Oklahoma City ThunderLos Angeles Lakers
April 10, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

53-26TEAM RECORD55-24

The Lakers will be trying to slam the Thunder on Sunday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Lakers sit at 55-24 (37-42 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thunder are currently 53-26 (41-37-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 30-49 OU, and Oklahoma City is 42-37 OU.

View Oklahoma City vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thunder are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Lakers and the No. 7-ranked Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-104 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 5.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 104-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 28-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City ran past Denver 104-89 on Friday at Ford Center.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 93-86 result against the Trail Blazers on April 8. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kobe Bryant scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Lakers to victory (they lost 93-86 to Portland at Rose Garden on Friday).

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 9-1
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Thunder at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 18-3 SU in their last 21 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Monday, April 11
LA Lakers home to San Antonio, Tuesday, April 12

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