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Can Lakers rebound in Game 2?

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to regroup from an ugly loss on Wednesday night as they play as underdogs in Oklahoma City in the second game of their playoff series against the Thunder.

The Lakers didn't come close to covering the spread on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks in Game 1 of the series on Monday night, getting blasted 119-90 on the road by Kevin Durant and company.

Oklahoma City will face the 41-25 Lakers, who own a 27-39 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunder are 31-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 37-29 favoring the OVER.

View LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oklahoma City opened as 7.5-point favorites at TopBet, while the NBA total was set at 195.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Lakers odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-100 win for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 103.1 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 15 at 95.9 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles was a 119-90 loser in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Thunder on Monday as Oklahoma City blasted them 119-90 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Lakers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of the LA Lakers last 18 games on the road
LA Lakers are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
LA Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Oklahoma City, Friday, May 18
Oklahoma City at LA Lakers, Friday, May 18

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