NBA Playoffs betting news… While LA Lakers fans are a little bit worried about their team as it faded down the stretch of the regular season, but now they are straight up concerned as they head home for Game 5 of their first round series against the upstart Thunder.
The Thunder has gotten back into this series thanks to the free throw line. In that they have had a huge edge from the line in the last two games as they have attempted 82 free throws in the last two games in comparison to the LA Lakers 40 attempts. In Game 4, the Thunder scored 42 of their 110 points from the foul stripe.
The Lakers are a 6-point favorite with a total of 193.5 at SBG Global Sportsbook.
A few things favor the LA Lakers in Game 5. Home court advantage, for one, where they were the best in the West and secondly, the LA Lakers will get two days rest in between Game 4 and Game 5, which should be more of an advantage for them than the Thunder. Considering all, this will be a close game but the Lakers should make enough plays in the fourth quarter to get the win and put the pressure back on the Thunder.
The Thunder and the LA Lakers Stats:
The Thunder: 50-32 SU, 48-34 ATS
The LA Lakers: 57-25 SU, 34-46-2 ATS
The Thunder lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 2-8
Before playing the LA Lakers they were 5-5
After playing the LA Lakers they are 4-6
After a win they are now 5-5
The LA Lakers lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 7-3
Before playing the Thunder they w ere 8-2
After playing the Thunder they are 6-4
After a loss they are now 6-4
The LA Lakers at the Thunder in Oklahoma, on Friday, April 30
The LA Lakers are solid 68.6 percent favorites over the Thunder. The Thunder is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and the Lakers are forecasted to shoot 45.5 percent. The Lakers have the rebounding advantage at 45.1 to 42.9. The Lakers are committing fewer turnovers at 13 vs 15.6 for the Thunder. The Thunder are making 4.4 three pointers on 31.3 percent from three point range. The Lakers are making 5.2 three pointers on 32.8 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the LA Lakers at -6 and the Total –Over/Under at 193 ½ and the LA Lakers are -285 and the Thunder +245 on the Money Line.