Oklahoma City Thunder versus LA Lakers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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The LA Lakers return home off a winless road trip as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder from NBA pro basketball on Friday night. The Thunder and Lakers will begin from Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 11th at 10:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the live broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road squad Oklahoma City Thunder favored by –6 points with an over under line of 217 1/2 points. A money line wager on the Oklahoma City Thunder will lay –260 odds. Those who believe the home underdog LA Lakers can earn the outright win on Friday night can take back +220 odds for their money line wager.

The LA Lakers have been hit with injuries to their big men. Dwight Howard has a shoulder injury and will be sidelined on Friday night. The Laker training staff is working to strengthen it but there is no return date. Jordan Hill has a muscle tear in his hip and will be out for at least one more week. Pau Gasol has a concussion and is questionable to return to the lineup. The Lakers are in the midst of a five game losing streak. They hit the road for a two game trip to face San Antonio and Houston and drop both games. Those were the two games the Lakers played without their big men in the lineup. Defense continues to be the eye sore for the old Lakers team as during this five game losing streak they have allowed an average of 111 points. Oklahoma City is sitting at 27-8 on the year and is chasing the LA Clippers for the top spot in the Western conference. The team has won six of their past eight games and their speed, youth and athleticism could give the Lakers fits on Friday night. Oklahoma City is the top three point shooting team in the league as they make 40% from beyond the arc. They also make nearly 85% of their free throws so this team is extremely efficient leaving very little on the table point wise.

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