Los Angeles (11-8) is 2-1 on this road trip and just buried the helpless Pistons in a 133-107 blowout victory last night. The game was well decided by halftime as D’Angelo Russell led the team with a season-high 35 points and nine assists. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City (11-6) has dropped two straight and were edged in a 106-103 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday. This was a neck-and-neck contest throughout, but Minnesota was the one who was able to get some daylight at the end of the fourth quarter to win.
No notable players have been listed on the injury report for the Thunder while the Lakers have yet to release their injury report as of this writing. We can expect LeBron James and Anthony Davis to be on the report, but both are expected to play.
Oklahoma City enters the game as a 5.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, accompanied by a total of 233.5. The Thunder are a -218 moneyline favorite, making the Lakers a +180 underdog.
Lakers vs. Thunder, 8 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Thunder -5.5
Oklahoma City is trying to get back on track tonight and will have a tough test in this contest. The team has been handling its business with a 12-4-1 record against the spread this season and I think both Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chet Homgren both have big evenings against the Lakers. I’m taking the Thunder to cover and win.
Over/Under: Over 233.5
This is a battle of two of the most efficient offenses in the league with both teams shooting roughly 49% from the field. I think this matchup will get pointsy from the opening tip, so I’ll lean on the over cashing in this one.