This will be a game for the true Lakers faithful.
Tonight, your Los Angeles Lakers will be squaring off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a battle of the fringe play-in tournament contenders.
Here are some intriguing betting odds and lines for this evening’s action via The Action Network.
The Game Spread
The Lakers, sans top scorers LeBron James, Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell, are 3.5-point underdogs against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road, despite the Thunder themselves being without their own best scorer, All-Star point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It’s going to be tough for LA to generate offense without its best players. Take the Thunder to cover.
Dennis Schröder’s Total Combined Points + Assists
Schröder, elevated to starting point guard in lieu of D-Lo, will now be the focal point of the team’s offense as its lead playmaker. His projected over/under for combined points and dimes is 23.5. He’ll need to hit that for LA to have a hit tonight.
Jarred Vanderbilt’s Total Rebounds
This number fluctuates across various betting sites, from 9.5-11.5 boards. Again, every role player needs to step up for LA to have a chance. Vanderbilt, the club’s starting power forward, will need to approach his 15-point, 17-rebound performance against the Dallas Mavericks for the Lakers to have a shot. This guy has been a whole lot of fun to watch, on an insane steal of a deal. Take the 9.5 over.