Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (5-3) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (1-6)

Game Info: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -13 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win to rebound from a rough 1-6 record. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning five of their last six games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 96.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25 points and 2.6 assists, while LeBron James is averaging 24.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.

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The Thunder are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 11-25 ATS in their last 36 games overall. The Lakers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Lakers last 26 Thursday games. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers have had to work for everything this season, as even their wins have been nail biters. The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't a good basketball team and have major issues offensively, but they do have a win over the Lakers under their belt this season. With all that said, the Lakers could look at this as a bit of a revenge spot for Westbrook and with the way the first meeting ended. The Thunder are bad and capable of really getting smoked any given night. Thick number, but it's Lakers or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -13

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