Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (0-4) vs Los Angeles Lakers (2-2)

Game Info: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win to rebound from an 0-4 record.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 45.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26 points and 5.3 assists, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.7 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 93.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 20 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Mike Muscala is averaging 11 points and two rebounds. Josh Giddey is dishing 4.7 assists and Luguentz Dort is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 26.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Thunder are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Lakers last 4 road games. The over is 16-6 in Thunder last 22 home games. The Lakers are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Oklahoma City and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers have found ways to put together a couple wins, but they're still struggling to win comfortably, and I'm not thrilled about backing them on the end of a back to back that included overtime. With that said, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been god awful this season and nothing has changed. OKC is also on the end of a back to back as well. Thick number that I don't love, but it's Lakers or pass for me. The Thunder are that bad.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -9.5

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