Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/4/2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder (42-18) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (33-29) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBA. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Lakers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Suns with a final score of 118-110. At the beginning of the second half, the Thunder were leading 66-52.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Lakers, the Thunder have an overall record of 42-18 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. On the road, the Thunder are 18-12 this season compared to 24-6 at home.

Oklahoma City comes in with an overall ATS record of 39-21 so far this season. On the road, the Thunder have an ATS record of 18-12 compared to a 21-9 record vs. the spread at home.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Lakers is coming off a loss to the Nuggets in their latest game, ending with a score of 124-114. The start of the second half saw the Lakers in the lead, at 66-58.

With a record above .500, the Lakers are looking to build on their success as they face the Thunder today. So far, they are 33-29 and are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific division, they are in 5th place.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 27-35 so far this season. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 13-18, as opposed to a 14-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Oklahoma City offense is the 4th ranked unit in the NBA, at 121.2 points per contest.

So far this season, the Thunder have been one of the most efficient offenses in the league. They are currently ranked 4th in scoring at 121.2 points per game. However, they have been even better at home, averaging 123.6 points per game compared to 118.8 on the road.

Oklahoma City’s offense has been particularly effective from three-point range, leading the league in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is 2nd in the NBA.

When it comes to pace, the Thunder are 11th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the NBA with an average of 26.9 per game.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Los Angeles offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.1 points per contest.

At home, the Lakers are averaging 118 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 117.1 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 101 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting at 37%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are last in the NBA.

So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 7th in the league at 28.6 per game.

Thunder Team Defense

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.4% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Lakers Team Defense

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 117.7 points per game. In their previous game, the Lakers’ defense struggled against the Nuggets, giving up 124 points on a field goal percentage of 58%.

Key Players For The Thunder And Lakers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be the primary scorer for the Thunder, with 30 points and going 11/20 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 31.2 points per game, along with 5.6 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, Anthony Davis is projected to be the primary scorer for the Lakers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 12 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 55.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 25 points per game.

Thunder vs Lakers Trends

  • The Thunder are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 121 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Thunder have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-4.

Thunder vs Lakers Prediction

Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 119-116, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -1.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 237.5 and our model has the Thunder and Lakers finishing with a combined 235 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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