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NBA Betting: Lakers vs. Thunder

Ford Center will feature Thunder vs. Lakers action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Oklahoma City battles the Lakers, currently with a 41-19 mark (28-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-23 for the Thunder and 25-35 for the Lakers.

View LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Lakers, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 108-103 victory for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.5 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.2 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 108-95 winner at home against the Clippers. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lakers grabbed a 108-95 win over the Clippers on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Kobe Bryant at STAPLES Center.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 111-88 result against the Magic on February 25. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Orlando and falling 111-88 at Amway Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 1-9
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lakers at Thunder trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
LA Lakers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games

Next up:
LA Lakers at Minnesota, Tuesday, March 1
Oklahoma City home to Indiana, Wednesday, March 2