Lakers vs. OKC Thunder Picks & Best Bets

Lakers vs. OKC Thunder Picks & Best Bets
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Landon Buford
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Landon Buford
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August 26th 2022 - 08:24 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will face off again for the third time this season on Friday night. In this game, the Lakers will attempt to avoid going down three games to none in the season series. In the two previous matchups, the Lakers led the first game by as much as 24 points but lost 123-115 in Oklahoma City. In the second matchup, the Lakers were up as many as 19 points and lost 107-104 in Los Angeles at the now, Crypto.com Arena.

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to rebound after a 108- 95 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies on the road. Lakers enter Friday’s match-up against Oklahoma City with a 13-13 record, but the good news for them is they did not have LeBron James in either of the first two matchups against the Thunder. The Lakers are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference standings.

Meanwhile, the Thunder enters tonight’s matchup against the Lakers with an 8-16 record, but are riding a two-game winning streak after beating the Pistons on Monday night and the Raptors on Wednesday night.

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Pick One: OKC Thunder +5 (-109)

The Los Angeles Lakers are a tough team to trust in this matchup with their struggles in the last three quarters most of the season and having blown two double-digit leads against the Thunder twice this season already. The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-6 In their last ten games.

Pick Two: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OVER 22.5 Points (-145)

During his last three appearances against the Los Angeles Lakers Shai Gilgeous – Alexander has scored 27.5 plus points. This is a trend that I see continue against the Lakers this evening when the two teams face off at 8 PM EST.

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