Will the Lakers pull off a small upset when they host the Thunder on Thursday night?
The Odds: Thunder at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, Thursday
According to oddsmakers, the Thunder is 3-point road favorites to beat the Lakers. Los Angeles, by the way, opened as 3-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217 points after hitting the board at 215.
Oklahoma City is 31-24 on the season and 12-14 on the road. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is just 22-31 overall and 13-14 at home this year. From a betting standpoint, the Thunder is 23-32 against the spread and is 11-15 ATS on the road. The Lakers are 28-25 at the betting window and 15-12 ATS at home.
As of this writing, 87% of the betting tickets at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 75% of betting tickets wagered at online sports are on the over.
Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report
Russell Westbrook is questionable to play tonight due to an ankle injury. Carmelo Anthony is also questionable due to his own ankle injury, while Andre Roberson is out for the year with a leg ailment.
Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report
Lonzo Ball (pictured) remains out with a knee injury.
The Lakers are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven home games. They are also 11-1 against the number in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. They are 6-0 against the number in their last six home games versus a team with a losing road record, as well. Finally, the home team has also covered in 15 of the last 19 meetings between these two teams.
Meanwhile, the Thunder is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games overall. OKC is 2-7 against the number in its last nine conference games, too. The Thunder is also 5-13 at the betting window in its last 18 games versus an opponent with a losing record. Finally, they are just 1-7 against the spread in its last eight road games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers +3