Lakers vs Thunder Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/7/23
Oklahoma City Thunder (25-27) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (25-29)
February 7, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7.5; Over/Under: +238.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers collide at the Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost three of their past four games and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Warriors in a 141-114 road loss last night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 20 points, Andrew Wiggins added 19 points while Tre Mann chipped in with 18 points off the bench. As a team, the Thunder shot 48 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control after pouring in 37 points in the first quarter, but they went ice-cold and scored just 16 points in the second quarter which allowed the Warriors to dominate the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in decent form as they’ve won five of their last nine games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their two-game win streak halted by the Pelicans in a 131-126 road loss on Saturday. Anthony Davis led the team with 34 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks, LeBron James added 27 points with nine rebounds and six assists while Russell Westbrook chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Lakers shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 40 points in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead, only to get outscored by 70-54 in the second half to allow the Pelicans to slip away in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 42-20-1 ATS in their last 63 road games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on two days’ rest and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Thunder are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles.
The Thunder are again missing Luguentz Dort, while the Lakers should have Austin Reaves back in the lineup, but LeBron James is listed as questionable for this one. The Thunder will be so disappointed with how they crumbled against the Warriors last night, but they’re going to have to move on quick as the Lakers have plans for James who is inching towards the scoring record. I would like the Thunder if they weren’t playing on zero days’ rest, but the Lakers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record and I think they get it done at home in this spot.