Lakers At Thunder: February 24 NBA Picks Of The Day

Jordan Sharp

Friday, February 24, 2017 5:56 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 5:56 PM UTC

The Lakers are firmly in the tanking category down the stretch run, while the Thunder got a lot better at the trade deadline. Even if they don’t have their new toys Friday, OKC should soundly beat the L.A.

Lakers At Thunder

The Thunder fleeced the Bulls at the traded deadline and added two very good players while not giving up that much. I’m not sure if they’ll have either Taj Gibson or Doug McDermott for this game, but they will be getting back Enes Kanter, who should have a field day against this tanking Lakers team.

With that in mind and with the potential of having some reinforcements, I love the Thunder laying the -10 here. I went into this some in my "How To Bet Tanking NBA Teams" article, but the Lakers need to be in the top three of the draft this summer to keep their pick. They traded away Lou Williams and have been playing their younger players to ensure almost exactly that.

Considering the Thunder have already waxed this Lakers team at home once earlier in the season, I love them tonight to do it again. Lay the points and add it to your NBA picks.

NBA Free Pick: Thunder -10Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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