Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 4-8-22

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will meet in NBA action on Friday, April 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET at the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 31-49, are in fourth place in the Pacific Division, and 11th in the Western Conference which puts them out of the playoffs contention.  


The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped to 24-56, and are last in the Northwest Division and 14th in the Western Conference.   


The Oklahoma City Thunder was defeated by the Utah Jazz at 137-101 last Wednesday.  Jaylen Hoard scored 23 points, and was 9 of 12 in shooting with 5 of 6 three-pointers.  Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Isaiah Roby scored 18 points each.  Georgios Kalaitzakis had 11 points while Lindy Waters III finished with 10. 


Oklahoma shot 41.1% and made 16 of 37 three-pointers.  Oklahoma was outrebounded 32-55 but forced Utah to commit 13 turnovers.  This season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Oklahoma with an average of 24.5 ppg, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals per game, and 45.3% in FG.  Darius Bazley leads with 6.3 rebounds and 1 block per game. 


Oklahoma makes 104 ppg (30th), 45.7 RPG (6th), and 22.3 assists per game which is 28th in the NBA.  


  • The Oklahoma City Thunder is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games with the Lakers.
  • Oklahoma City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 matches against the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Thunder is 6-0 ATS in its last 6 road games against Los Angeles.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 4/8/2022


The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap their 8-game losing streak after falling 128-112 against the Golden State Warriors.  Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 40 points.  Malik Monk added 24 points while Dwight Howard had 16 points and 12 rebounds.  Austin Reaves finished with 12.  


Los Angeles was 44.6% in shooting and made 9 of 32 three-pointers.  The Lakers were edged in rebounding, 42-45, and turned over the ball 19 times.  This season, LeBron James leads Los Angeles with 30.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.3 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game. 


Anthony Davis leads in FG shooting at 53.2% while Russell Westbrook leads with 7.1 assists per game.  The Los Angeles Lakers average 111.6 ppg (11th), 43.9 rebounds (19th), and 24.1 assists (16th) in the NBA.


  • The total went OVER in 7 of the LA Lakers’ last 10 games with the Thunder.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-4 SU in its last 5 home games.
  • The LA Lakers are 0-6 ATS in its last 6 home games against Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick is the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Both teams are out of playoff contention.  The Lakers are missing veteran players and have lost 8 games in a row.  The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last games at home against Oklahoma and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. 


Oklahoma’s young players will take this opportunity to grab and show off their talent.   Predicted to win on the road is the Oklahoma City Thunder with a final score and will cover ATS 117-110.


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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 P.M. ET


Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles


Date: Friday, April 8, 2022


TV: SportsNet LA


NBA ODDS: Los Angeles Lakers -9.0




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