Thunder vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/15/24

Los Angeles Lakers (20-20) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (26-11)

Game Info: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a 4-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Wizards, Heat, Trail Blazers and Magic during this streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 122.6 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.5 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off losses to the Suns and Jazz. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.1 points and 12.1 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 24.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Anthony Davis ranks 1st amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (12.1) this season.
  • Austin Reaves ranks 31st amongst qualified players for FT% (86.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.4).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.5).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.4).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

This line is what it is because Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is questionable with a knee issue. Still, we're getting the better team and the free bucket. The Oklahoma City Thunder are not only the more consistent team in terms of wins and losses, but they're 26-12 ATS on the season. The Los Angeles Lakers haven't been good since winning the tournament, they're coming off back to back losses, and they're 16-24 ATS on the year. I'm not excited to lay points with the Lakers in any shape or form. Give me OKC and the free bucket regardless if SGA plays or not.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5

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