Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers

by Dirty on May 13, 2013

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 12-point favorites versus the Thunder, while the game’s total is sitting at 217½.

The Thunder defeated Sacramento 116-113 as a 7-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (214.5).

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 39 points for Oklahoma City, while Nick Collison and Jeff Green each netted 15 points in the win.

The Lakers defeated Cleveland 101-91 as a 5-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (205.5).

Lamar Odom scored a game-high 28 points to go along with 17 rebounds for the Lakers, while Kobe Bryant added 19 points in the win.

Current streak:
Oklahoma City has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Oklahoma City: 13-38 SU, 31-20 ATS
Los Angeles: 41-9 SU, 26-23-1 ATS

Oklahoma City most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oklahoma City’s last 13 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 20-3 SU in their last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Portland, Wednesday, February 11
LA Lakers at Utah, Wednesday, February 11

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