coverit Posts:996 Followers:3
On 05/15/2012 12:05 PM in NBA

Lakers looked tired and OKC is just so dang fast....

I had a feeling my Lakers might get their doors blown off. Wish I'd bet it, but just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Can OKC continue to hit shot after shot though, for a series? I think things get back to being a bit more normal on Tuesday. Hoping for an inflated line because of the blowout, and betting LA to get back into it, or at least not get embarrassed.

I must be gettin' old... I still think baseball is cool.

btb Posts:2230 Followers:158
05/15/2012 12:51 PM

Think this one is part personal as well. If OKC lands another gut shot Lakers will crumble, they dont have the team unity and have some players who will quit. Just hope World Peace doesnt do something stupid

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finance Posts:8127 Followers:219
05/15/2012 01:11 PM

Certainly could be another blowout but I tend to agree that Lakers have a good chance to cover the next game...

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doof Posts:1650 Followers:19
05/15/2012 03:24 PM

I think the lakers have a good chance at covering the next game but was hoping for more than a 7.5 point spread.

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  • 05/15/2012 03:51 PM
    Wow is that all it is? Vegas is too damn smart....if you're going to bet the Lakers wait because the public will be jumping all over that number for OKC - wouldn't be surprised to see 9 by game day which is where I would have hoped it would have been to start with....this is one of those games that Vegas makes their money on....
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  • 05/15/2012 04:25 PM
    Totally agree Finance, I was hoping the pt spread would be around 10...I might layoff playing this game unless the spread gets up to 9.5.
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jimmythegreek Posts:10338 Followers:375
05/15/2012 03:58 PM

With OKC at home I'm confident in laying up to 10 points and going anything over 195 or better considering how fast, clean and smartly effective OKC's duo of Durant and Westbrook play. Harden continues to impress off the bench while Ibaka has played well on both sides of the ball and now you have Perkins returning as a big body down low. LA just doesn't match up well at all and cannot run with the rolling Thunder. Best chance they split the series at home but need to slow the pace down even with Kobe running the show. Makes game 2 that much more crucial for their chances goign forward.

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coverit Posts:996 Followers:3
05/15/2012 04:07 PM

Agree completely JTG. They just don't match up, and aren't athletic enough. The days of the plodding center are over, and they have two in Pau and Bynum. Too much speed for OKC.

Finance, with ya, hoping it creeps up a little more by tomorrow. Would think the public hammers OKC, but then again, the Lakers are a Vegas favorite across the nation, regardless how they do against the spread any given year.

I must be gettin' old... I still think baseball is cool.