Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 24, 2023

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Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 24, 2023

NBA Predictions

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (36-37) will look to fend off Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Oklahoma City Thunder (36-37) on March 24, 2023. The Lakers are a 5-point favorite. A 230.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

Lakers vs. Thunder Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -210
  • Thunder odds to win: +175
  • Spread: Lakers (-5)
  • Total: 230.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: SportsNet LA and BSOK

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Thunder?

Lakers and Thunder Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Lakers have a 7-1-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 5 points or more.

The Thunder have a 19-9-1 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 3.5 more points per game (234) than this game’s over/under of 230.5 points.

Los Angeles and Oklahoma City have seen its opponents average a combined 2.5 more points per game than the over/under of 230.5 set in this game.

The average over/under the Lakers have had set in matchups this season is 2.7 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Oklahoma City this season is 3.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

So far this season, Los Angeles has put together a 35-35-3 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Thunder have put together a 45-27-1 record against the spread.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a -16 scoring differential, putting up 116.5 points per game (eighth in the league) and giving up 116.7 (21st in the NBA).

The Lakers are sixth in the NBA at 45.4 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 45.3 their opponents average.

Los Angeles knocks down 10.6 three-pointers per game (28th in the league) while shooting 34.1% from deep (26th in the NBA). It is making 1.9 fewer threes per contest than its opponents, who drain 12.5 per game while shooting 34.2%.

The Lakers’ 111.0 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 23rd in the NBA, and the 111.4 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 11th in the league.

During the 2022-23 campaign, the Lakers are scoring 0.8 more points per home game on average than on the road (116.9 at home, 116.1 on the road), but are conceding 5.7 fewer points per home game compared to road games (113.9 at home, 119.6 on the road).

Thunder Stats & Insights

The Thunder have a +84 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.2 points per game. They’re putting up 117.5 points per game, fifth in the league, and are giving up 116.3 per outing to rank 19th in the NBA.

Oklahoma City is 12th in the league at 43.7 rebounds per game. That’s 2.9 fewer than the 46.6 its opponents average.

The Thunder make 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13.0. They shoot 35.9% from deep, and their opponents shoot 36.0%.

The Thunder average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (14th in league), and allow 111.0 points per 100 possessions (10th in NBA).

At home, Oklahoma City averages 121.1 points per game. Away, it scores 113.7.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

Davis puts up 25.9 points and 12.4 rebounds per game, with 2.6 assists.

D’Angelo Russell contributes with 3.1 boards and 6.2 assists per game in addition to his 18.0 PPG scoring average.

Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.0 per contest.

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis has 2.0 blocks per contest.

Thunder Key Players to Watch

Josh Giddey tallies 7.7 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per game to go with the 16.1 points he pours in a contest.

Gilgeous-Alexander has per-game averages of 31.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds this season.

Isaiah Joe averages 2.2 made threes per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander is a strong defensive option with 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game.

Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Thunder (+ 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (230.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 118 – Thunder 116

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