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Lakers vs Thunder Betting Preview

Oklahoma City ThunderLos Angeles Lakers
46-16March 09, 2014, 03:30 | STAPLES Center21-42

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 21-42 record on Sunday when they host Oklahoma City in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers sport a record of 21-42 and 34-29 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 46-16 and 34-27-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 36-25-2 for the Lakers and 33-29 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Bettors looking to side with the Lakers in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 230.5 at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Thunder taking on the No. 28-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-90 win for the Thunder on Sunday.

The Thunder were a 128-122 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (250) made winners of OVER bettors. Russell Westbrook was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 9 rebounds but Phoenix still won, 128-122, over Oklahoma City on Thursday at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 134-126 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 260 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 27 points from Pau Gasol en route to a 134-126 loss against Denver on Friday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 9 in the league with 44.95 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 9.41 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 16 with 7.58 per contest.

A few Thunder at Lakers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers's last 8 games
LA Lakers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Houston, Tuesday, March 11th