Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 2/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (20-31) at Oklahoma City Thunder (30-23)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a big road win after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16 points and 5.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.6 points and 3.6 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.2 points and 10.3 assists while Paul George is averaging 21.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last six home games.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Oklahoma City, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Lakers and a lot of those games were decided by double digits. OKC is due for a breakout performance at home after some recent struggles, while the Lakers aren't good on the road, being outscored by over six points and allowing 112.6 points. I'll take the Thunder by double digits.