NBA basketball betting expectations continue to grow for the Thunder while there is growing concern that the Lakers are no longer a top shelf NBA sports betting commodity.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night with a start time of 10:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Be sure and check Sports Gambling for side and total odds and to open your account for action.
Oklahoma City had a record of 27-13 straight up and 22-18 with the NBA odds. The Thunder paid out in 10 of their 19 away games with 10 of those games also going over the total. Oklahoma City was tied with Utah for the lead in the Northwest Division standings and was riding a 4 game payout streak from January 6 through January 13.
The Thunder went over the total in 7 out of 8 games from December 29 through January 13. Devin Durant was leading OKC with 28.5 points per game.
The Lakers had a record of 30-11 straight up and 18-22-1 with the NBA betting lines. LA covered just 8 of 21 home games and went under the total in 14 of those games as a host. The Lakers got the money in just 3 out of 9 games from December 31 through January 14.
This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams. The Lakers have paid out in just 7 of their last 20 NBA basketball betting matchups with the Thunder including just 2 of the last 8 meetings.
At Los Angeles it has been just as tough for the Lakers as they have covered just 7 of their last 20 home games against Oklahoma City with 6 of the last 9 games between the teams in LA going under the total. Oklahoma City has been a strong underdog with a 13-6 mark against the spread and with 6 of their last 8 games as a pup going under the total.
The Lakers, as is usually the case, have been an overlay as a favorite with a mark of 4-8 against the spread and with 6 of their last 8 as a chalk going under the total.