Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (31-49) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (24-56)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -8 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap an eight-game losing streak.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 24.5 points and 5 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 30.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.2 points and 9.8 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.

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The Thunder are 27-9 ATS in their last 36 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 16-7-1 in Thunder last 24 overall. The over is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 overall. The Thunder are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

This line makes zero sense to me, as the Los Angeles Lakers were a joke even at full strength, and now they've thrown in the towel on the season with the playoffs out of the question. Like last night, I doubt we see LeBron, AD and Westbrook for this meaningless game. Also, I'll keep saying it, the Oklahoma City Thunder 27-12 against the spread on the road and 48-28-4 against the spread on the season. You make money betting on OKC. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +8

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