Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The Los Angeles Lakers (9-3) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-5) hook up Wednesday for an 8 p.m. ET tip at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Below, we analyze the Lakers-Thunder NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

Lakers at Thunder: Betting odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:15 a.m. ET.

  • Money line : Lakers -400 (bet $400 to win $100) | Thunder +300 (bet $100 to win $300)
  • Against the spread/ATS : Lakers -8.5 (-115) | Thunder +8.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under : 216.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Lakers at Thunder: Key Injuries

Lakers

  • PF Jared Dudley (calf) questionable
  • SG Wesley Matthews (Achilles) questionable
  • PF Anthony Davis (toe) questionable

Thunder

  • SF Trevor Ariza (personal) out
  • PG Ty Jerome (ankle) out

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Lakers at Thunder: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Lakers 111, Thunder 96

Money line (ML)

The Lakers (-400) will cost you four times your potential return. While L.A. is the superior team of the two, it's a risky play on the home floor of the Thunder (+300).

AVOID, and look to the spread instead.

Against the spread (ATS)

The LAKERS -8.5 (-115) rolled past the Houston Rockets Tuesday night, capping off a two-game, three-day sweep and 2-0 ATS cover run in Houston. The Thunder also played last night and suffered a 112-102 setback at home against the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers will add to their woes, although it will be a close shave.

OKC is a respectable 3-1 ATS across its past four games. The Thunder are also 4-1 ATS in their past five meetings with the Lakers, and 11-3 ATS in their previous 14 at home against L.A.

The Thunder just aren't quite the team they have been in recent seasons, so don't put too much stock into those series trends.

Over/Under (O/U)

UNDER 216.5 (-110) is the way to go, as both teams will have heavy legs after playing last night. That's good news for trend bettors, as the Under has hit in seven of the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City.

The Under is also 9-1 in the last 10 games for the Lakers, and 25-10 in their last 35 following a straight-up win while going 9-1 in their past 10 as a favorite, too. The Under has hit in five of the past seven games for OKC.

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