The Los Angeles Lakers (25-29) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-28) on February 7, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers are big favorites, by seven points, in a matchup featuring two of the NBA’s top players, the Lakers’ LeBron James and the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The matchup has a 239.5 point total.
How to bet Lakers vs. Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -260 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +214 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Lakers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Thunder Betting Trends
The Lakers have played 54 games, with 25 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has been the favorite in 14 games this season and has come away with the win nine times (64.3%) in those contests. Lakers games this year have gone over the point total 29 times in 53 opportunities (54.7%).
The Thunder have 33 wins against the spread in 53 games this season. Oklahoma City has been the moneyline underdog 37 total times this season. OKC has finished 17-20 in those games. Thunder games this season have hit the over on 29 of 53 set point totals (54.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Austin Reaves: Probable (Hamstring)
Thunder: Luguentz Dort: Out (Hamstring), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles’ offense, which ranks sixth in the league with 117.1 points per game, has performed better than its fourth-worst defense (118.4 points allowed per game). The Lakers post 117.8 points per game in home games, compared to 116.5 points per game in road games, a difference of 1.3 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Lakers have been scoring 117.4 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Los Angeles has been coming up short in terms of threes this year, ranking second-worst in the NBA in threes made per game (10.5) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (33.6%). The Lakers have taken 65.4% two-pointers and 34.6% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s baskets, 75.8% are two-pointers and 24.2% are threes.
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is fifth-best in the league on offense (117.3 points scored per game) and ranked 20th defensively (116.4 points conceded). At home, the Thunder score 120.6 points per game. Away, they score 113.8. Over their past 10 games, the Thunder are averaging 118.9 points per game, 1.6 more than their season average (117.3).
With 12.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc, Oklahoma City is 14th and 13th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Thunder attempt 63.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72% of the Thunder’s buckets are 2-pointers, and 28% are 3-pointers.
Lakers vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick
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