Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
We’ve got a great NBA betting online matchup on our hands as the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder contest will be held this Thursday evening. The Lakers aren’t having the best of luck lately seeing as how they’re 3-5 in their last 8 matchups. However, the Thunder don’t bring much momentum into this contest either seeing as how they’re 1-4 in their last 5. So, given this narrative, what kind of contest will Thursday’s NBA legal betting odds predict?
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – Thurs., January 17th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers step into this Thursday night contest sporting a 24-21 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Pacific Division. But in the Western Conference, where things really matter, Los Angeles is currently ranked 9th overall, narrowly missing out on the playoff cut. Nonetheless, since they are but a half game behind the 8th seeded Utah Jazz, Los Angeles just needs a rebound to get back into playoff qualification. Unfortunately for the Lakers, tonight’s NBA betting online odds are pegging them as a heavy underdog on the road. Ultimately since LeBron is out of the starting lineup, we can fully expect Los Angeles to suffer a loss against OKC this evening.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (27.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 7.1 apg), Kyle Kuzma (18.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Brandon Ingram (16.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.7 apg).
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder charge into this Western Conference contest sporting a 26-17 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Northwest. But in the Western Conference, Oklahoma City is currently pegged as the 3rd best team. Only 4 games behind the conference leading Warriors, there’s no question that the Thunder are one of the best teams in the conference. Although Paul George is currently averaging more points per game than Westbrook, Russell is still on his way to deliver his 3rd straight triple double season. If that’s not awe-inspiring then I don’t know what is.
Players to Watch: Paul George (26.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.9 apg), Russell Westbrook (21.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 10.6 apg), and Dennis Schroder (15.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.5 apg).
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup? All in all OKC is the only way to bet here. But since they’re pegged as a massive favorite, you’ll want to take them to cover the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 130-102 Oklahoma City.