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NBA BASKETBALL

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Lakers were a 114-108 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 116-100 result against the Grizzlies on December 11. The Thunder covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 10-11 SU, 13-8 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Oklahoma City:
Team record: 17-4 SU, 12-9 ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

Next up:
LA Lakers at Charlotte, Saturday, December 14
Oklahoma City home to Orlando, Sunday, December 15