LA Lakers versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-27-2013

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The 34-10 Oklahoma City Thunder will conclude a long road trip when they face the 18-25 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.

The pro basketball odds from this game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 points with an over under line of 207 ½ points. When the NBA odds came out in this game a few hours ago the Thunder was favored by -3 points and the total was 207 points. There has been a ½ point move on over the total.

The teams have met twice this regular season with the Thunder winning both games. Each team covered the point spread in their road game.

The Thunder is 15-7 straight up on the road this season. They are winners of 8 of their past 10 games following a 105-95 road win at the Sacramento Kings on Friday night as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 209 ½ points. OKC takes a 19 point lead after three quarters in the win. The Thunder shoots nearly 49% in this road win and survives a sloppy 20 turnovers by holding Sacramento to under 42% shooting and pulling down 8 more rebounds. Kevin Durant has 24 points and 11 rebounds on 7 of 12 shooting and a perfect 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Oklahoma City is the top team in the league in three important offensive categories which are points scored, field goal and free throw percentage.

The LA Lakers are 13-10 on their home court. They break a 3 game losing streak following a 102-84 home win against the Utah Jazz as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 204 ½ points. The Lakers finally played with passion on both sides of the court as they limit the Jazz to 42% shooting and grab 15 more rebounds. LA shoots under 54% from the floor. Dwight Howard played like Dwight Howard with 17 points and 13 rebounds on 8 of 12 shooting. LA is the 26th worst scoring defense in the NBA as they allow over 101 points a game.