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Thunder Lakers Betting Matchup Report

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to build on their ATS win from their last game against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those two teams meet once again on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles got past Oklahoma City 105-96 as an underdog of 3.5 points when they battled at the Staples Center back on January 27. That improved the Lakers to just 3-7 SU and 4-5-1 ATS over their past 10 games against the Thunder in the past two seasons.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 30-30 and 24-36 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 43-16 and 34-22-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 30-27-2, while the Lakers are 31-28-1.

View LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Thunder as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 213.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 1 and the Lakers at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 111-103 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense (106.7 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.1 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48.3% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 99-98 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 197 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant poured in 34 points for Los Angeles on Sunday, as they defeated Atlanta 99-98 at STAPLES Center.

The Thunder were a 108-104 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 35 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 108-104 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Lakers at Thunder trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Oklahoma City is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games at home
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 6
Oklahoma City at New York, Thursday, March 7