The Lakers will get a lot of attention in this NBA betting contest but the Thunder have proven this year they can not only cover the spread but win games outright.
Basketball betting has this as the third meeting already between the teams this season. The Lakers have won the first two but they are just 1-1 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The Lakers swept the Thunder last season for the season straight season. The Lakers have won each of the last four season series with the Thunder and have now won 11 straight overall against Oklahoma City. At home, the Lakers have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Thunder. Under head coach Phil Jackson, the Lakers are 25-11 against the Thunder. In 48 career basketball betting games including 41 starts, Kobe Bryant is averaging 25.1 points against the Thunder as basketball betting stats show.
Although the Lakers have won the last eleven games against the Thunder they are just 5-5-1 against the NBA betting odds in those games. Four of the last five games in this basketball betting series have gone under the total.
Oklahoma City is 7-5 against the basketball betting pointspread on the road this season. The Thunder always seems to be in games and they can definitely cover this game against the Lakers in basketball betting. Kevin Durant is having an excellent season and leads the team in scoring as NBA betting statistics indicate. The defense for Oklahoma City is also good, ranking 7th in the league as basketball betting numbers show.
The Lakers are 9-8 at home this season in basketball betting. Los Angeles is 5th in the league in defense and 7th in the league in scoring. It is no wonder with those types of numbers that they have the best record in the league. The Lakers are almost always laying big numbers in basketball betting but they have held their own at home and even are slightly above .500 laying points this season at Staples Center.
This should be an exciting game in basketball betting on Tuesday. The Thunder have an exciting young team while the Lakers are simply the best team in the league and the defending champs.