The Los Angeles Lakers look to even the series tonight as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game of their best of 7 series. All NBA can be found at Just Bet sportsbook.
Head to head, the Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City, while the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games, but just 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Lakers on the other hand are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss, but just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games.
The Thunder looked very impressive in Game 1 despite having a long layoff leading up to the game. They pretty much coasted to a 119-90 victory on Monday night. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and MVP candidate Kevin Durant added 25 to lead the Thunder as they have all season. The Thunder had a 15 point lead at halftime and essentially never looked back. For the Lakers, Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant scored 20 points each in the win. What really hurt the Lakers was the fact that they committed 15 turnovers while the Thunder only committed 4 the entire game.
The Lakers sure looked like they were tired from a hard fought first round series in Game 1. They have been getting blown out in their losses this far in this post season. Will this trend continue? We happen to think that tonight the Lakers will figure it out and at the very least cover, they usually show up when they are called out like they were after their performance in Game 1 at online sports books.