Lakers vs Thunder: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 8, 2021 - Last Updated on February 12, 2021

A game after he scored 31 points in a 120-118 win over the Timberwolves, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Oklahoma City Thunder (10-12) on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers (18-6) as 12-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs on SportsNet LA, begins at 10:00 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 218 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 8, 2021, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 8

Lakers:
Jared Dudley: Out (Calf),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Thunder:
Isaiah Roby: Day To Day (Foot),
Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal),
Mike Muscala: Day To Day (Concussion),
George Hill: Out (Thumb)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-12)
Total Pick Over (218)
Prediction Lakers 117, Thunder 102

The model projects the Lakers to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (14.8 to 12).

In this game, the model projects a total (219.4 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (218 points).

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 24 25.5 7.7 7.8 1.0 0.5 2.8
Anthony Davis 21 22.2 8.6 3.2 1.4 1.9 0.8
Dennis Schroder 24 14.3 3.6 4.4 0.8 0.1 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 24 12.9 6.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 24 10.1 5.6 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.8

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ points prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 1.0 point less than his season average of 25.5.
  • Anthony Davis’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 37.5, 3.5 greater than his season average of 34.0.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Davis’ steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 22.3 5.5 6.4 0.9 0.7 1.8
Al Horford 14 13.7 7.1 3.0 0.9 0.9 2.3
Hamidou Diallo 22 12.2 4.6 2.3 1.0 0.3 0.4
George Hill 14 11.8 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.1 1.6
Luguentz Dort 21 11.7 3.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 2.0

Thunder Player Props

  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s assists prop over/under for the game is listed at 4.5 assists, 1.9 assists lower than his season average of 6.4.
  • Darius Bazley’s rebounding prop total for the contest is listed at 6.5 rebounds, 0.7 rebounds less than his season average of 7.2.
  • Al Horford’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.8 shots less than his season average of 2.3.
  • Theo Maledon’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.5 steals lower than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Lakers have a 48.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.4% higher than the 46.3% of shots the Thunder’s opponents have knocked down.
  • Los Angeles has a 9-8 record against the spread and a 12-5 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.3% from the field.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-4-1 against the spread and 7-6 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.7% from the field.
  • The Thunder are shooting 45.4% from the field, 0.4% higher than the 45% the Lakers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Oklahoma City has compiled a 7-3-1 record against the spread and a 6-5 straight up record in games it shoots over 45% from the field.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 7-2 record against the spread and a 9-0 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45.4% from the field.
  • The Lakers are making 38.2% of their three-point shots this season, 2.1% higher than the 36.1% the Thunder allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles has a 7-5 record against the spread and a 10-2 record overall when the team hits more than 36.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Oklahoma City is 10-5 against the spread and 8-7 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 38.2% from deep.
  • The Thunder’s three-point shooting percentage this season (34.2%) is only 0.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Lakers are averaging (34.3%).
  • Oklahoma City is 6-2-1 against the spread and 5-4 overall when shooting over 34.3% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles has a 9-2 ATS record and a 10-1 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 34.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Lakers hit 11.4 three-pointers per game this season, 1.6 fewer made shots on average than the 13 per game the Thunder allow.
  • When Oklahoma City makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall. When Los Angeles is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 3-8 ATS and 5-6 straight up.
  • The Lakers are the 23rd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Thunder allow the 23rd-fewest makes from deep.

Lakers vs Thunder Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Thunder AVG Thunder Rank
13th 112.8 Points Scored 107.5 25th
2nd 104.6 Points Allowed 113.9 23rd
8th 45.2 Rebounds 44.1 12th
19th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 7.3 29th
23rd 11.4 3pt Made 13 12th
14th 25 Assists 22.6 25th
24th 14.3 Turnovers 14 19th

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