Oklahoma City Thunder (26-11) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-20)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24 – On Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET will feature one of the premier NBA matchups between Oklahoma City Thunder (26-11) and Los Angeles Lakers (19-20), at Crypto.com Arena – the game will air live on NBA TV! Each side is looking to secure victory here so this contest promises an explosive showdown! In this article we’ll break down key stats, player analysis, betting odds and our predictions about Top-tier analysis and tips!
Oklahoma City Thunder have enjoyed an exceptional 2018-19 campaign, compiling an impressive 26-11 record and 10-6 mark against the spread in away games. Particularly impressive has been their play on the road; where they hold an 11-6 mark against spread in away contests. Oklahoma City lit up the scoreboard, scoring an average 122.8 points per game while also shooting 50.9% from field goal range – while still managing to shoot 39.7% from three point range! On defense they average 8.2 steals and 6.5 blocks each game!
On the other side of the court, Los Angeles Lakers have experienced an unpredictable season so far with an uneven record of 19-20. Though they’ve struggled at times when traveling away games against their spread opponent(s), they’ve still maintained an 8-11 mark overall against that opponent(s). Averaging 113.8 points per game while boasting an FGA percentage of 48.6%; three point shooting stands out with 35.6% three point percentage shooting average and having 7.7 steals and 5.5 blocks average per contest makes this squad a formidable unit!
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24 Game Info.
|Monday, January 15, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
|NBA League Pass
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) vs. Anthony Davis (PF)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been one of the keys to Oklahoma City Thunder’s success this season, averaging 31.4 points across 36 games played and contributing 31.4 per game on average despite making two turnovers per game which hinder his performance but could make him unstoppable on court! His ability to create plays, grab rebounds, and defend with intensity have propelled them forward into playoff contention; making two turnovers may hinder him but could actually make him unbeatable!
Anthony Davis has become an essential element of the Lakers team, averaging 25.3 points and 12 rebounds while making his presence felt with 2.5 blocks per game in shot blocking (on average). Furthermore, Anthony must increase his assist-to-turnover ratio from its current 1.5 status in order to better facilitate offense.
As soon as these two players step onto the court, their performances will play a defining role in deciding the outcome of this battle.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As of now, betting odds for this matchup remain unknown. Given both teams are highly competitive, it’s advisable to monitor betting odds closely as game day draws near in order to gain accurate information regarding point spread, moneyline and total odds – especially as an unpredictable outcome may make betting particularly exciting!
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Thunder have had an up and down performance lately. After winning their previous five games with an inconsistent 3-2 mark, their last six road covers proved more fruitful with 10-6 covers overall; four out of the last five total OVER totals going OVER indicated high scoring affairs at least in part; while twelve of their 20 home total OVERs went over with overs.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Lakers have struggled in recent games, posting just a 2-3 record over their past five contests and an unfavorable 1-4 mark covering the spread in that same span. While not as effective at covering spread on road games (two out of five went OVER), seven of 21 home contests featured at least one instance where their totals went OVER in which suggests high scoring contests may not always guarantee victory on home court.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/24 Betting Picks
An exhilarating showdown between two talented teams makes picking an outright winner difficult. Recent form shows the Thunder as having taken control, both overall and in terms of covering the spread, but LeBron James-led Lakers remain formidable opposition, especially at home.
As with any NBA matchup, this matchup could turn in either direction. When considering placing bets, keep an eye out on total points scored as it could play an essential role in your betting strategy. Our top NBA free tips for this game: Keep tabs on how often both teams tend to score high-scoring games as keeping tabs could be critical!
Free Pick and Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Los Angeles Lakers 118. .