NBA Betting Predictions: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Betting Predictions: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers

 

The Los Angeles Lakers look to avoid a series sweep against the Oklahoma City Thunder in LA tonight. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Thunder a -1 point favorite over the Lakers at home.

During Kobe Bryant’s absence the Los Anglees Lakers went 5-2, when he returned to the lineup Friday they suffered their worst defeat of the season 121-97 on the road against the San Antonio Spurs. Shooting 43.4% and hitting 6 out of 14 three-point shots the Lakers were putting up points, unfortunately the Spurs had it even easier hitting an insane 61% of their shots and out-rebounding the Lakers 42 – 29.

Bryant put up 18 points on 7 for 12 shooting , most of it coming in the fourth quarter. Center Andrew Brynum put up 17 points, on 7 for 8 shooting, while Pau Gasol had 11 with 8 rebounds, 3 assists.Matt Barnes led the bench with 14 points to go with 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Steve Blake played well off the pine too with 6 points, 5 dishes, and a steal.

Since their season longest losing streak of just 3 games the Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of the last eight. Their latest was a 103-92 win on the road against the Sacramento Kings. The Thunder over came 17 turnovers with good shooting making 53.3% from the floor and hit 4 of 12 from behind the arc.

Kevin Durant led the contest for the Thunder with an impressive performance scoring 29 points on 9 for 15 shooting, made 2 out of 3 of his three-point shots, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, a steal, and a blocked shot. Russell Westbrook put up 18 with 3 assists, but had 5 turnovers. James Harden came off the bench to put up 20 points.

NBA Betting Prediction: The Los Angeles Lakers now have Kobe Bryant back and he says he is feeling 100% ( and he was looking better at the end of his last game). I look for the Lakers to avoid the season sweep tonight at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder, just so happens you get the benefit of a plus moneyline when it comes out.

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