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Thunder vs. Lakers line, picks: Advanced NBA model releases selections for Friday's Matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Friday's matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers (31-49) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-56) on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Thunder vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 227 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Thunder vs. Lakers picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 84-54 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has some unique talents. He possesses a seven-foot wingspan, allowing him to swarm players. He can handle the ball and score when needed. Horton-Tucker averages 9.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. In his last contest, he exploded for a career-high 40 points with three rebounds and four steals. 

The model also knows Thunder forward Jaylen Hoard has taken advantage of the uptick in minutes. Since signing a 10-day contract, Hoard has played well. He's averaging 12.4 points, 10.4 boards and two assists per game. He's grabbed 20-plus boards in two of his last four games. On April 5, the Wake Forest product had 24 points and 21 rebounds. 

Now, it has set its sights on Thunder vs. Lakers. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Thunder vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of Thunder vs. Lakers spread you should be all over Friday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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