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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 3/4/24 NBA Betting Picks

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 3/4/24The Western Conference clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers promises to be a thrilling encounter. With the Thunder sitting comfortably at the top of the standings with a 41-18 record, and the Lakers not far behind at 33-28, this matchup is a must-watch for basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. Fans can catch the action on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET, broadcasted live from the iconic Crypto.com Arena. This high-stakes game is sure to attract a wave of action at top-tier online sportsbook platforms.

When:Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET
Where:Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Stream:NBA League Pass

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 3/4/24
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) vs. Anthony Davis (PF)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder’s dynamic point guard, has been nothing short of extraordinary this season. Playing all 58 games for his club, he averaged an astounding 31.2 points per game while also contributing 5.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game – showing how versatile his impactful game play could be. On defense, Gilgeous-Alexander displayed impressive stats: 2.1 steals per game showcase his ability to disrupt opponents while his 2.1 turnovers per game represent room for growth when confronted by pressure situations.

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers has been an impressive presence in the paint this season, averaging 25.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game with an outstanding assist-to-turnover ratio that highlights his efficiency and decision-making on defense – making him an invaluable asset to Los Angeles. Yet for success to occur against Oklahoma City Thunder’s high scoring offense.

When Gilgeous-Alexander and Davis battle it out on the court, their fight will involve more than points and rebounds; it will involve strategic gameplay and momentum shifts as well. Their agility, scoring prowess, defensive capabilities and rebounding prowess provide key matchups – potentially swinging any game either way! Their contest could become pivotal elements in every matchup!

Thunder’s Offensive Juggernaut

Oklahoma City Thunder’s offense boasts an effective offensive strategy, scoring 121.2 points per game on an impressive 50.2% field goal percentage. Their three-point shooting is also formidable with 13.5 makes per game at 39.6%; these impressive offensive stats are coupled with 27 assists per game and impressive steals (8.1 per game) and blocks (6.7 per game), showing their ability to transition defense into offense efficiently; however their 11.6 turnovers per game could provide Lakers an opening against them.

Lakers’ Balanced Attack

Los Angeles Lakers may trail Oklahoma Thunder slightly in scoring with an average of 116.9 points per game but continue to boast an impressive 49.6% field goal percentage and 37% three-point shooting. Their rebounding is exceptional at 42.5 per game allowing more possessions and second chance points, and their defensive game led by Davis has an average 5.6 block per game showing they can protect the rim; however, their turnover rate (13.2 per game) may present issues against a team like Thunder that relies on fast breaks and transition points.

NBA Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

As of now, the betting odds for this matchup are yet to be determined, reflecting the closely contested nature of this game. Bettors and fans alike should keep a close eye on the developments as game day approaches.


Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

Thunder are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
OKC Thunder are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Thunder are 16-12 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Thunder’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 15 of Thunder’ 30 last games at home.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

Lakers are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Lakers are 13-18 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Lakers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 12 of Lakers’ 31 last games at home.


Oklahoma City Thunder

Jaylin Williams C Is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Phoenix, Knee

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Is “?” Monday vs Oklahoma City, Ankle
Anthony Davis PF Is probable Monday vs Oklahoma City, Achilles
Christian Wood PF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jarred Vanderbilt SF Is out indefinitely, Foot
Cam Reddish SG Is probable Monday vs Oklahoma City, Ankle

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

While the Los Angeles Lakers have shown flashes of brilliance this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s consistent performance and offensive firepower give them the edge in this matchup. The Thunder’s ability to score from multiple positions and their depth could overwhelm the Lakers’ defense, especially if Davis struggles to contain Gilgeous-Alexander.

For our NBA betting prediction today, we recommend taking the Oklahoma City Thunder to cover the spread and for the total points scored to go over. The Thunder’s high-powered offense and the Lakers’ defensive vulnerabilities point towards a high-scoring affair, making the over a compelling bet. Expect Gilgeous-Alexander to have a big night and lead the Thunder to a hard-fought victory. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Thunder 118, Lakers 112.