Oklahoma City Thunder (10-13) at Los Angeles Lakers (19-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -12 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers once again on Wednesday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in decent form lately as they've split their last eight games, but they will be looking to bounce back after falling just short against the Lakers in a 119-112 overtime loss on Monday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 29 points and 10 assists, Darius Bazley added 21 points with 16 rebounds and three assists while Hamidou Diallo chipped in with 20 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Thunder shot just 39 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they hung with the red-hot Lakers right before going ice-cold in the overtime period where they managed just two points. Luguentz Dort scored just seven points on three of 11 shooting, Bazley shot just seven of 21 from the field while Gilgeous-Alexander shot just 10 of 25 from the field.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been on a tear lately as they've won eight of their past 10 games and they will be gunning for a sixth straight victory after Monday's overtime win over the Thunder. LeBron James led the team with a triple-double of 28 points with 14 rebounds and 12 assists, Montrezl Harrell added 21 points off the bench while Dennis Schroder chipped in with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 38 from the 3-point line as they struggled to shake the pesky Thunder until the fourth quarter where they dominated.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall, the Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Thunder are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles.
Anthony Davis sat out on Monday with a sore Achilles and is currently listed as questionable for Wednesday, so the Lakers could be shorthanded once again, but I don't think that will have much impact on the final result here. It's always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, but the Thunder missed their chance to steal a win over the Lakers on Monday and I don't think they'll get another chance here. I think the Lakers take care of business once again behind another big game from James.