Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 13, 2021

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OKC sits at 5-5 on the year, but things could be turning around as they have picked up wins in four of their last six games.

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January 13, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Pointspread -10.5 -110
Moneyline -491
Over / Under o +219.5

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Pointspread +10.5 -110
Moneyline +395
Over / Under u +219.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

Both playing the second night of back-to-backs, the Lakers come into this game looking to stay undefeated on the road, while the Thunder are still trying to pick up their first home win of the season.

Rest could be an issue for both teams, as they each come into this game playing the second night of a back-to-back.

The Lakers are a perfect 6-0 on the road this season, after picking up their third straight win overall, 117-100 over Houston on Tuesday, while OKC has still yet to win at home, dropping a 112-102 decision to the Spurs, last night. L.A. opened as 9-point favourites on the NBA odds.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Against Lakers’ point guard Dennis Schroder’s former Thunder team, L.A. won three of four meetings with OKC, last season. The lone Thunder win came in the NBA bubble, with OKC dropping the eventual champs 105-86. Schroder missed the game due to the birth of his child, while LeBron James dropped a game-high 19-points in a losing effort.

Despite all the firepower L.A. possesses and a perfect road record, the Lakers have missed the over in all six road games, this season, only hitting the over in four of 12 games on the year. L.A. is an even 6-6 against the spread (ATS), this season.

Coming off another loss in Oklahoma City, the Thunder are still trying to pick up their first home win. OKC has gone 1-3 ATS in those home losses and hit the over twice.

Los Angeles Lakers

With a home record of .500, L.A. has been dominating opponents on the road, going a perfect 6-0 away from the Staples Center. The Lakers did it again on Tuesday night, this time against the struggling Houston Rockets. LeBron James finished with a game-high 26-points, eight rebounds and five assists in the 117-100 win, while Anthony Davis chipped in 19-points and Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell each had 14-points. L.A. shot 42-of-84 on field goals and sits third in the league in field goal percentage at 49.3 per cent.

It remains to be seen how much playing time LeBron James and Anthony Davis will get in Oklahoma City. They both played more than any other Lakers players on Tuesday and this early in a condensed season it’s likely at least one of them will be held to limited minutes. With a team as deep as L.A. there are no shortage of players who can step up, but it could be a big game from Dennis Schroder, who hasn’t played in OKC since he was a member of the Thunder.

Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC sits at 5-5 on the year, but things could be turning around as they have picked up wins in four of their last six games. They’re coming off a 112-102 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday night, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the team with 20 points and nine rebounds. Hamidou Diallo had 16-points off the bench, while Darius Bazley, Luguentz Dort and George Hill all finished with 12-points.

Scoring has been a problem for the Thunder, all season. OKC is 28th in scoring offence, averaging 104.9 points per game, 14th in rebounding with 44.7 boards per night and 26th in assists with 22.2 per game. This could be a huge game for the Thunder. They’re facing a tired Lakers squad that will likely be relying on depth players to do most of the heavy lifting in this game. A win against the defending champions and one of the best teams in the league would be a great way to start to turn their home record around.

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