The Los Angeles Lakers escaped round one by beating the Nuggets in 7 and now will have a much tougher challenge as they face the Thunder in Game 1 tonight from Oklahoma City. All NBA odds can be found at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Oklahoma City Thunder entered the playoffs as one of the best teams in the league and after a sweep of the Mavericks in the first round they are poised to make a run deep into the playoffs as well. The Thunder has been paced all season by an offense that scores points at a 103 PPG clip. Kevin Durant is once again the leader of this Thunder as the MVP candidate averaged 28 points a game along with 8 rebounds to go along with the amazing point production.
As we mentioned before, the Lakers are coming off of a Game 7 win vs. the Nuggets in what was a very competitive series. The Lakers were up 3-1 at one point in the series and really saved face by winning. One of the many questions entering this game in particular is how tired the legs of the Lakers will be after playing just a long series to advance. The Lakers are once again led by the incomparable Kobe Bryant who is averaging 27.9 points per game for the season.
The Thunder are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and due to OKC’s high octane offense, the Thunder have gone over the projected total in five of their last seven games. The Thunder have been a solid play at home against the Lakers lately as OKC is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against L.A. The Lakers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games.
This series is sure to be a classic. However we can see the well-rested Thunder blitzing the tired legs of the Lakers here in Game 1. The fatigue factor is why we like the Thunder to cover the reasonable spread tonight but before wagering don’t forget sportsbook promotion codes.