The stars will be out in Los Angeles on Thursday night as the Lakers host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Check out all of the up to the minute spread at Top Bet sportsbook.
Head to head the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a plus .600 win percentage. However the Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. the Pacific Division. They are though just 2-5 ATS following a win and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 following a win of more than 10 points.
Can you think of the last time the Lakers were just one point favorites as home? This is probably because they have lost 2 of 3 at home overall and have not covered any of their last five games at the Staples Center. With that said, the Lakers still have the third best home record in the league this season behind only Oklahoma City and Miami. OKC is coming off a blowout win at Portland, they have struggled on the road recently though with losses to two teams they are better than in Utah and Atlanta.
The Thunder is the leaders of the Western Conference and the reason why they would be a popular pick here. The Thunder has also handled the Lakers by 14 and 15 points respectively in the last 2 games between the teams as well. We are not sure why, but we like the Lakers here. With all of the controversy swirling around them we can see them coming with an inspired effort and really going for a statement win in this one. Give us the Lakers in a close one with sportsbook betting.