Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions (11 February)
The Los Angeles Lakers is set to face the challenge of Oklahoma City Thunder in a space of 48 hours at the Staples Center.
The Thunder have a lot to ponder about, after being constantly faced by defeats in majority of the games so far. The side would be hoping for some redemption in the coming games.
On the other hand, the giant Lakers have little to worry about after notching up an important win against Thunder and are looking to repeat the same heroics on Wednesday.
Even though the Lakers are favored in the odds and predictions, Thunder would do everything they can to pull off an upset in this away fixture.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
LeBron James has continued to play at the highest level for his side that has put the side in the pole position. He picked up 28 points and 12 assists against Thunder.
His partner Anthony Davis will probably not play against Thunder due to Achilles Tendinosis.
Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 47.1 and a free throw percentage of 89.5.
Dennis Schroder has also been a regular scorer as he contributed 19 points against Thunder.
Darius Bazley is the power forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 11.3 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 21 points along with 16 rebounds in 42 minutes.
Gilgeous Alexander is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 51.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 37.2% so far. He was the prime contributor for the side against Lakers with 29 points and 10 assists.
Al Horford who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his career. Luguentz Dort is another important forward who averages close to 11.7 points in every outing.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t shown any signs of backing away with consistent performances so far. Even though there was a slight hiccup initially, they were unfazed as they got back to winning ways.
They are currently enjoying a 5-match winning streak with wins against big teams like Nuggets, Celtics and Hawks. They have currently occupied the 2nd spot in the Western conference with 19 victories and 6 defeats in their campaign.
A win on Tuesday night will take them closer to that much desired top spot.
The Oklahoma City Thunder did get off to a reasonable start with a win against Hornets. But it never took off as they continuously lost games against stronger sides.
Even though there was a 3-match winning streak going on for them in the middle, it was all neutralized when they lost 4 games on the trot in January. In the last 5 matches, they have managed just two victories against reasonably weak sides like Timberwolves and Rockets but have succumbed when they faced Lakers in a big game.
Overall, they have registered 10 wins and have lost 13 games in this season slating them to 14th spot.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (255 games): Thunder – 107 wins, Lakers – 148 wins.
Playoffs (41 games): Thunder – 15 wins, Lakers – 26 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 119-112 on 8th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds for this particular game between Lakers and Thunder will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Lakers are the enroute to win yet another NBA championship whereas their opponents Thunder are in a grotesque phase with nothing going their way.