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    LA Lakers versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-11-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 27-8 Oklahoma City Thunder will be the road squad as they battle the 15-20 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Staples Center is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

    The current NBA odds in this pro basketball game have the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -7 points with an over under line of 214 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds opened a few hours ago.

    The teams met on December 7th with the Thunder posting the 114-108 home win as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 212 points. Trend: The over is 6-1 in their past seven head to head meetings.

    The Thunder is 9-5 on the road this season. OKC has won six of eight games. They bounce back from a two point road loss to Washington with the 106-84 home win on Wednesday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -12 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 202 points. The Thunder had a good three point shooting night in the home win making 11 of 20 from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant has 26 points and eight boards in the win. Oklahoma City is the number two offense in the NBA with 105 points per game average. Even with the highly ranked offensive number the Thunder is the two field goal defense in the NBA by allowing 43% shooting.

    The Lakers are 10-8 straight up on their home court. The team is on a five game losing streak. During this skid LA has given up an average of 111 points per game to their opponents. They are 26th in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing nearly 102 points a game. LA drops a 108-105 decision on Wednesday night to the San Antonio Spurs as a +13 ½ point road underdog. The game ended under the total of 214 points. The LA defense allowed San Antonio nearly 49% shooting and 12 of 25 makes from three. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 27 points and five assists. Bryant is averaging 30 points a game with a 47.5% shooting percentage.