Game: NBA: Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Lakers vs Thunder Picks & Lakers vs Thunder Predictions
Date: Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
Start time: 9:30 PM EST, Chesapeake Energy Arena
TV Channel: TNT
Best Oklahoma City Thunder Lines: -10 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 226: – XBET
In a game from NBA, we will see Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder.
LeBron James is not expected to play on Thursday night, even though he is training with his teammates. The Lakers are 4-7 without him and they will face a good defensive unit on the road. Kyle Kuzma has been the go-to guy when LeBron is not playing. He is averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds per game this season. Brandon Ingram is helping him with 16 points and 4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently ranked 3rd in the West and they are dominant at home. Paul George leads the way with 26 points per game and 8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging triple-double every game, 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Steven Adams is a machine down in the paint with 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. His defensive skill are also unquestionable.
The Thunder just lost against the young and inexperienced Atlanta Hawks’ team and will be looking to rebound with an impressive performance. They are certainly capable of such and I expect them to bounce back in style. They are the much better side if we deduct LeBron from the equation and this will be visible on Thursday.