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Lakers vs Thunder Betting Matchup Report

Oklahoma City ThunderLos Angeles Lakers
April 22, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

46-17TEAM RECORD40-24

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Lakers try to run the Thunder off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.

Los Angeles will face the 46-17 Thunder, who own a 35-28 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lakers are 35-29 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 29-34 favoring the OVER.

View Oklahoma City vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Thunder listed as 1-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 200.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 5 and the Thunder at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 104-100 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 97.1 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 16 at 96.3 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 97.1 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 103-92 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 29 points and 14 rebounds from Kevin Durant en route to a 103-92 victory over Sacramento on Friday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Los Angeles was a 121-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 121-97 at AT&T Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thunder at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games at home
LA Lakers are 18-6 SU in their last 24 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Sacramento, Tuesday, April 24
LA Lakers at Sacramento, Thursday, April 26