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Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder

vs

Los Angeles Lakers
Friday, December 19, 2014 10:30 PM ET
STAPLES Center

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when the Oklahoma City Thunder tip off at STAPLES Center on Friday in NBA play.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Los Angeles Lakers opened as 10-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 210 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Computer Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 105-95 win for the Thunder. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 14-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 11-13-1 ATS. Oklahoma City is 7-18-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Los Angeles is 13-12 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Lakers - Thunder betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at No. 10.

How Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Stats Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense (102.16 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 1 at 94.69 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 43.55% from the field per game, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (44.02% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder got a terrific 33-point performance from Russell Westbrook but Golden State handed them a 114-109 defeat on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Lakers to victory (they lost 110-91 to Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds Trends

Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
LA Lakers is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 8 games
LA Lakers is 4-11-2 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to New Orleans, Sunday, December 21st
Los Angeles at Sacramento, Sunday, December 21st

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