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Lakers 3-0 ATS With Rest Advantage; Face Thunder as 11-Point Home Favorite With OKC on Back-to-Back

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in NBA Basketball

Updated Apr 8, 2020 · 6:46 PM PDT

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Los Angeles Lakers Forward Anthony Davis (3) looks on during a NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers on October 22, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
  • The Lakers are an NBA-best 11-2 this season and 3-0 against the spread with a rest advantage over their opponent
  • The Thunder are  5-8 so far in the 2019-20 campaign
  • Get the odds, best bet, and preview below for tonight’s game at the Staples Center

LeBron James and the Lakers welcome Chris Paul and the Thunder to town on Tuesday night as OKC will be playing their second game of a back-to-back after a 90-88 loss to the Clippers on a Paul George dagger in the final moments.

The Lakers, meanwhile, demolished the Hawks on Sunday night and were off on Monday.

This will be the first matchup between these two teams this season, with the Lakers headed to OKC on Friday. With James and Anthony Davis firing on all cylinders, the Lakers have opened as double-digit favorites in the Thunder vs Lakers odds.

OKC Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
OKC Thunder +11 (-115) +475 Ov 209.5 (-110)
LA Lakers -11 (-105) -600 Un 209.5 (-110)

Odds taken Nov. 19th

Showtime Back in Hollywood

The Lakers have won four straight as LeBron has led the way this year, averaging 25 points per game and an NBA-best 11.2 assists. Anthony Davis is right behind him with 24.5 points per contest and a league-best 3.2 blocks.

These two have formed a deadly combo early on, leading this team to the league’s best record currently. Their only losses this season came to Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers on opening night and to the reigning champion Raptors last Sunday.

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Kyle Kuzma is also starting to heat up, averaging double digits in points through his last five contests. As a team, the Lakers are second in the NBA with an impressive 47.8 field goal percentage.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Enjoying a Great Start

With little expectations for Billy Donovan’s team this year, they have pleasantly surprised, going a respectable 5-8 so far.

Their last victory last Friday came against a very good Philadelphia 76ers team, in which they beat them by eight behind 24 from Gilgeous-Alexander.

SGA has been very good this year since coming over from the Clippers in the offseason trade that sent Paul George to Los Angeles. The 6-foot-5 Canadian is averaging a career-best 20.4 points per game as the Thunder’s primary guard and leading scorer. Former Clipper Danilo Ganillari, who also came over in the same trade for George, is OKC’s second-best bucket-getter this season, scoring 19 points per contest.


They will have a tough five-game set ahead of them though, facing the Lakers twice and the Portland Trail Blazers next week as well.

LA Should Win Convincingly

Given how impressive the Lakers have been on both sides of the ball this year and their recent winning streak, they shouldn’t have any issue beating the Thunder, especially with home court advantage at the Staples Center.

Although the Thunder are 3-0 ATS with the disadvantage in rest, the LeBron and co. will keep the home cooking going and win running away on Tuesday night.

Pick: Lakers -11 (-105)

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