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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24 NBA Betting Picks

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24As the NBA season progresses, the forthcoming encounter between the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have accumulated a commendable 26-11 record, and the Los Angeles Lakers, currently at a variable 19-20, is generating considerable interest. Scheduled for Monday, this game is pivotal in the context of the season and promises to be a highlight on NBA TV. This matchup is a must-watch for fans and bettors alike, offering a significant moment in top online sportsbook action.

When:Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET
Where:Crypto.com Arena
Stream:NBA League Pass

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24
+4.5 -110
o240.5 -105
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u240.5 -116
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) vs. Austin Reaves (SG)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder’s star point guard, has been outstanding this season, averaging 31.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game on average. His agility and scoring prowess make him a formidable presence on the court; however, with 2 turnovers per game that may indicate room for improvement when it comes to ball handling skills.

Austin Reaves has become a key part of the Lakers since his induction last season as a shooting guard. Reaves has excelled, scoring 15.1 points per game while contributing 4.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists – his shooting skills and court awareness being especially noteworthy; though his defensive play could use improvement with only an average of 0.10 blocks per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander and Reaves often meet in matchups that showcase an exciting contrast between offensive prowess and strategic playmaking abilities. While both players possess game-altering potential, Gilgeous-Alexander’s scoring may have more of an effect.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Offensive Proficiency

Oklahoma City Thunder have demonstrated both efficiency and potent scoring this season, leading their league with an average of 122.8 points per game. Their success can be attributed to an exceptional scoring ability combined with a remarkable field goal percentage of 50.9%. Their exceptional 3-point shooting skills – 13.2 field goals per game at 39.7% success rate has helped stretch defenses while creating dynamic play. Moreover, their offensive rebounding average of 8.1 per game creates extra scoring opportunities making Thunder a formidable offensive team.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Integrated Strategy

Los Angeles Lakers have taken an innovative approach to their approach this season, balancing robust offensive strategies with solid defensive play. Averaging 113.8 points per game on 48.6% field goal shooting and excelling at defensive rebounding – 34.7 on average per game! – they successfully limit second chance points from opponents while simultaneously speeding transitions from defense into offense quickly. Their 3-point shooting percentage may not match Oklahoma City Thunder’s but 35.6% still allows them to remain flexible against teams possessing different strengths in offense or defense and maintaining this equilibrium will be crucial in this matchup against Oklahoma City’s dynamic offense!

NBA Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

The betting odds for the upcoming game between Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers have not been officially established. However, considering the impressive performance history of the Oklahoma City Thunder, they are anticipated to be the favored team. The determination of the over/under for this game is expected to hinge on the Thunder’s propensity for high scoring, balanced against the Lakers’ capacity to effectively respond to this challenge.


Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

Thunder are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Thunder are 10-6 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Thunder’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 12 of Thunder’ 20 last games at home.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

Lakers are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Lakers are 8-11 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Lakers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 7 of Lakers’ 21 last games at home.


Oklahoma City Thunder

Davis Bertans PF Is upgraded to probable Monday vs LA Lakers, Illness
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG Is “?” Monday vs LA Lakers, Knee

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Is “?” Monday vs Oklahoma City, Ankle
Cam Reddish SG Is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Oklahoma City, Knee
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

Based on current trends and statistical analysis, the Oklahoma City Thunder demonstrate a competitive advantage in their upcoming matchup. Their notable offensive strength and a track record of robust performance against the spread, especially in away games, positions them as a dependable choice. Conversely, the Los Angeles Lakers have exhibited challenges in sustaining a solid defense, particularly against high-scoring teams such as the Thunder.

From the perspective of NBA free predictions, the Oklahoma City Thunder emerges as the favored selection for a straight win. Considering the over/under betting aspect, an ‘over’ bet appears judicious, taking into account both teams’ propensity for engaging in high-scoring encounters. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Thunder 118, Lakers 110.