The Los Angeles Lakers (29-33) and Oklahoma City Thunder (28-33) meet Wednesday at Paycom Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Lakers vs. Thunder odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Lakers failed to cover the spread as 9-point underdogs Tuesday in a 121-109 loss at the Memphis Grizzlies. C Anthony Davis finished with 28 points and a game-high 19 rebounds in the absence of F LeBron James (foot), who will reportedly miss at least 2 weeks. Los Angeles is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 away games vs. teams with a winning record at home.
The Thunder failed to cover as 2.5-point home underdogs Tuesday in a 123-117 loss vs. the Sacramento Kings. F Jalen Williams scored a team-high 27 points as All-Star G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (health and safety protocols) missed his 3rd straight game. Oklahoma City is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games after failing to cover in its previous contest.
This is the 2nd meeting this season between the Lakers and Thunder. Oklahoma City covered as a 6.5-point road underdog in a 133-130 win as the Over (241) cashed Feb. 7.
Lakers at Thunder odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:05 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Lakers +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Thunder -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Lakers +2.5 (-105) | Thunder -2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Lakers at Thunder picks and predictions
Thunder 115, Lakers 106
The Thunder (-145) should win, but there is no need to buy the 2.5 points since Oklahoma City will likely cover the short spread with a victory. Lay the points and/or bet the total instead.
BET THUNDER -2.5 (-115).
The Lakers are 5-10 without James this season and were outscored 75-60 in the 2nd half at the Grizzlies. After struggling to contain Memphis’ 9th-ranked offense, Los Angeles faces an even tougher task Wednesday vs. a Thunder team that is 3rd in points per game this season. Oklahoma City has not failed to cover in 3 consecutive home games this season and should be able to bounce back Wednesday after failing to cover in back-to-back games at Paycom Center.
BET UNDER 227.5 (-108).
The Under is 3-0-1 in Los Angeles’ last 4 games and 6-2 in the Lakers’ last 8 after a loss. The Under has hit in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games vs. teams with a losing record and is 3-1-1 in the Thunder’s last 5 overall.
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