Thunder vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 3/4/24

Los Angeles Lakers (34-29) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (42-18)

Game Info: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1 -- Over/Under: 240.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 7 of their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Here’s a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Suns and Rockets while losing to the Spurs. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 121.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.2 points and 6.5 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers recently beat the Clippers and Wizards while losing to the Nuggets. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117.1 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 7 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25 points and 12.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.1).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.7).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (12.6).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.8).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home with the rest advantage. The Lakers have also won the last 2 games against the Thunder, which includes a 7point win about a month and a half ago. The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back and coming off a hard fought win over the Suns. The Lakers are fighting for their playoff lives and should like their chances here at home. However, OKC has been moneymakers for us all year, and they're 38-22 ATS on the season. Only the Magic have made bettors more money than the Thunder. I'll keep backing OKC as long as the tickets keep cashing. Give me the Thunder.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +1

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