Here are the NBA online betting odds for tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena for fans who enjoy basketball gambling at SBG sportsbook:
Lakers +10 (-110) 222 (-110) +450
Thunder -10 (-110) 222 (-110) -600
The Lakers went into the All Star Break fourth in the Pacific division and 14th in the Western Conference 29½ games behind the Warriors with a 19-39 record. A far cry from the Showtime era. Speaking of which, the Showtime era in Los Angeles Lakers history is not at all unlike the Camelot era in U.S. politics – the glamorous, media-driven Kennedy administration. And there is no Camelot without Merlin the Wizard. Which is all a roundabout way of prefacing the fact that Jeanie Buss brought back Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. That Jeanie, every little thing she does is magic. She can do magic, she can have anything that she desires. Magic, you know you’re the one who can put out the fire. Additionally, head coach Luke Walton has been give a vote of confidence, while longtime GM Mitch Kupchak, executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, and vice president of public relations John Black were given their walking papers. Also, the Lakers traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for forward Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. In NBA online betting odds trends, LAL is 0-5 against the basketball gambling spread in the last five games when playing on the road against the Thunder and 0-5 SU in the last five games when playing on the road against OKC.
The Thunder snapped a two-game losing streak with a 116-105 win over the Knicks right before the All Star break. Btw, just because Kevin Durant connected with Russell Westbrook on an alley-oop doesn’t everything’s cool now. Westbrook posted his 27th triple double of the season against the New York and it was like “check this out, Durant, you think you’re better than me?” the Westbeast had 38 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists and is third for most triple-doubles in a season behind Oscar Robertson’s and Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain’s other record remains unassailable. And we don’t mean the 100-point game. Victor Oladipo scored 21 points – 19 in the second and third quarters – and Jerami Grant added 13. OKC shot 34.8% in the first quarter during which they were behind by as many as 17 points. However, the Thunder went on a 22-4 run towards the end of the second to turn the tables on the Knicks. While Westbrook tore up the pea patch on offense, guard Andre Roberson found a way to adapt his D on the go and quench a hot start by Carmelo Anthony. Roberson and Grant held Melo to 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting after a 7-for-7 start. In NBA online betting odds trends, OKC is 5-0 against the basketball gambling spread in the last five games when playing at home against the Lakers and 5-0 SU in the last five games when playing at home against LAL.