Los Angeles Lakers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
The Lakers have put in a lot of hard work to get back to .500 on the season, putting them right back into the playoff race. In order to get above .500 though, they will have to go into Oklahoma City and beat one of the best teams in the NBA.
With one of the best home court advantages in basketball, the Thunder have lost just four times in front of their fans this season. The Lakers will bring them out in full force, as many figured these two teams would compete for Western Conference supremacy in the playoffs this season.
That playoff matchup might actually end up happening, just a lot sooner than anyone could have thought. The Thunder are currently the second seed out West, while the Lakers are battling in ninth. They could potentially meet in the first round, which would be about as good of a matchup as one could imagine.
As for this game, the Lakers have been playing well, but the Thunder have too. Going on the road has been difficult for Los Angeles, as they are just 10-19 away from Staples Center. They will keep it somewhat close, but the Thunder prevail at home yet again.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers (+8.5), under (214.5)
Written By Betting Tips 101