The Oklahoma City Thunder will visit the Los Angles Lakers tonight as they look to sweep the season series from the Lakers. For all NBA odds for all games please check out our friends at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Thunder lost 3 straight games earlier this month, but have recently improved their play winning 6 of their last 8 games. They most recently beat the Kings behind a near triple double from Kevin Durant and as always the duo of Russell Westbrook and James Harden turned in solid performances as well. With that win the Thunder actually pulled to within ½ game of the Spurs for first place in the Western Conference.
The Lakers on the flip side suffered a big time loss to those same San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Friday featured the return of Kobe Bryant who scored 18 points and Andrew Bynum scored 17 in the loss. The Spurs shot an unreal 60% from the field in this game and won by a score of 121-97. Once the Lakers get used to playing with Bryant in the lineup again they will be fine, but for now there will be a little bit of an adjustment. They need to figure it out quick because they are just ½ game up on the Clippers for the division and the #4 seed in the playoffs.
These teams have met two times so far this season with the Thunder victorious in both cases. The Lakers have struggled to contain Russell Westbrook in both meetings. Reading the trends and the state both teams are in right now we think you have to take the Thunder especially since they are getting points because the game is being played at the Staples Center with the bet at best sports books.