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Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01/11/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01-11-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01/11/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers will go for 3-0 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in their regular-season series this Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Two of the hottest teams in the Western Conference go head-to-head for the third time this year. The Lakers have racked up six straight wins, while the Thunder collected 17 wins in their last 23 games to put themselves in the playoff hunt. And because of OKC’s recent run, online bookmakers have put the Thunder as the home favorites over the No.1 team in the West.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01/11/2020

When: January 11, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: SPEC
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01/11/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers +1.5 (-108) 215 o (-110) +100

Oklahoma City Thunder
-1.5 (-108) 215 u (-110) -120
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Lakers keep racking up wins as the superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis has proven to be too much for the opposition. L.A got a scare when Davis exited the game against the Knicks with an injured back. Thankfully, MRI showed it’s only a bruise and he could be good to go in the coming games. Update: LeBron James recorded 35 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists, and Kyle Kuzma started in place of Anthony David and added 26 points to push the Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks, 129-114, at Staples Center on Friday. Los Angeles captured their seventh straight win to fortify their place on top of the West.

Players to watch: LeBron James (25.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 10.8 APG)

Kyle Kuzma (12.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 0.8 APG)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (9.3 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.7 APG)

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder are showing the entire NBA that they are still a playoff team despite the massive overhaul that took place this summer. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been super in his second year as a pro, while Schroder, Gallinari and Paul are putting up good numbers in their recent games. Update: the Oklahoma City Thunder captured back-to-back wins after toppling Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets, 113-92, on Thursday. Danillo Gallinari recorded 23 points and 11 assists, while Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in with 20 markers.

Players to watch: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (19.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.8 APG)

Dennis Schroder (18.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.7 APG)

Chris Paul (16.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.5 APG)

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 01/11/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 12 games.
LA Lakers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Oklahoma City.
Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
LA Lakers are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games.
Oklahoma City are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Oklahoma City are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Thunder are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Oklahoma City are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oklahoma City’s last 16 games played in January.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Anthony Davis PF Tailbone is “?” Saturday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Nerlens Noel PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder
19-17 Against the Spread 25-12
15-22 Straight Up 15-23
112 Points per Game 108
104 Points Allowed per Game 106
48.23 Offensive FG% 46.51
74.01 Offensive FT% 79.12
35.64 Offensive 3PT% 34.1
43.72 Defensive FG% 45.2
79.71 Defensive FT% 80.43
33.67 Defensive 3PT% 34.14

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

The Lakers proved in their recent win against the Mavericks that they can win against top teams even without Anthony Davis. Kyle Kuzma was a huge factor for the purple-and-gold, and he can be a vital cog again in the game against the Thunder. Still, sports online betting experts believe the Lakers will need Davis to win the game against the red-hot Thunder, placing them at +1 underdogs.

Moneyline: The Lakers beat the Thunder in two competitive games this season. Davis played a big part in those wins, and without him, the Lakers could be in for a long time in OKC. My bet here in on Thunder. The Thunder’s defense has been elite recently, holding teams way below their usual scoring averages.

ATS: The Thunder have covered the spread in eight consecutive games. I don’t see the streak ending on Saturday.

TOTALs: The totals opened at 213.5 points. The Thunder has been successful limiting teams between the 90s and lower 100s in their seven wins over an eight-game stretch. The Lakers put up 129 defense against the Mavs, but I don’t see them scoring that much against OKC’s elite defense. I pick UNDER.

Score Prediction: 103 – 100 Thunder