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OKC Has History of Hammering Lakers

Lakers vs Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat down the Los Angeles Lakers twice in December and will be looking to make it three in a row on Friday when the Western Conference foes collide once again in California. The Thunder won the two meetings by 40 and 35 points and have an opportunity to collect their seventh-straight win over L.A.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Lakers' last seven games when playing on 0 days' rest.
  • The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in their last five games after an ATS win.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Thunder's last six games with one day off between games.

OKC held the Lakers to an average of 81.5 points and lowly shooting percentages of 34.9 and 36 percent from the field in the routs. The Thunder have seemingly put last year’s injury-plagued season behind them and have won 14 of their last 17 games after topping Memphis 112-94 on Wednesday.

Covering the spread has been a Herculean task for visiting clubs in this series. In the last 11 meetings between the Lakers and Thunder, the visitor is 2-9 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Oklahoma City Thunder listed as -13-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 212 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Thunder to win this game 108-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at 8-28 (15-21 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 25-11 (15-21 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Los Angeles is 16-20 OU and Oklahoma City is 14-22 OU. This season the Los Angeles Lakers are 8-28 overall and 15-21 ATS against the number, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-11 and 15-21 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 16-20 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 14-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

This game pits the Los Angeles Lakers, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 26-ranked offense (96.92 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.5 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 41.33% from the field per game, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (47.45% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder got a 26-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 26 rebounds as Oklahoma City ran past Memphis 112-94 on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Los Angeles got 28 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 118-115 loss against Sacramento on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oklahoma City's last 22 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Portland, Sunday, January 10th
Los Angeles home to Utah, Sunday, January 10th