At 10:30 ET, the Lakers (-124) will host the Thunder (+103) at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers are 11th in the Western Conference, while the Thunder are 2nd.

Los Angeles (-1.5) is favored by 1.5 points, and the over/under is at 238. The Thunder have won four straight, while the Lakers have lost two in a row.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Monday, January 15th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-116 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will Oklahoma City Shock Everyone at Crypto.com Arena?

The Thunder have won four straight games and are 27-11 overall, which is good for 2nd place in the Western Conference. In non-conference play, they are 12-3 compared to 15-8 against Western Conference opponents.

Oklahoma City’s ATS record for the season is 27-11, and they have covered the spread in three straight games. On the road, they are 11-6 ATS, and their average scoring margin on the road is +6.9 points per game.

As the underdog, the Thunder have gone 8-6 straight-up and 10-4 ATS. Today, they are getting 1.5 points against the Lakers. In their last four games, they have covered the spread and are 17-7 ATS as the favorite.

The O/U record for the Thunder this season is 22-16, and their last two games have gone under the posted totals. On average, their games have finished with 235.9 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 238.

In their most recent game, the Thunder defeated the Magic by a score of 112-100. They were favored by 11.5 points in that game and have an ATS record of 16-5 at home and 11-6 on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 122.5 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are averaging 120.0 points per game (4th).

So far this season, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 76.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 50% from the field (2nd).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Thunder are 12th in made threes per game (13.1) and 2nd in three-point shooting percentage (39%).

Currently, the Thunder’s defense holds the 13th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.4 points per game. Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 1st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 6.4 rejections per game.

Do the Lakers Have What it Takes at Home?

The Lakers are 19-21 this season after losing their last two games. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 11th place and 4th in the Pacific Division.

At home, the Lakers are 13-7 straight-up and 8-12 against the spread. As the favorite, their ATS record is 9-14 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +4 points per game.

Going into today’s game, the Lakers are favored by 1.5 points. As the favorite, they have a straight-up record of 15-8 and are 9-14 vs. the spread. This year, they have been favored in 23 of their 40 games.

In their last game, the Lakers lost to the Jazz by a score of 132-125. The O/U line for that game was 238 points, and the Lakers were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 21-19, and their games have averaged 229.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 238, and 35 of their games have had lower O/U lines.

In terms of their ATS record, the Lakers are 16-24 overall and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 8-12 vs. the spread, compared to 8-12 at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 19th in the NBA at 114.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 114.6 points per game compared to 113.6 on the road.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA average in 37.5% of their games. In terms of pace, Los Angeles is 6th in the league at 100.7 possessions per game.

One area where the Lakers have excelled is in two-point shooting. They are 7th in the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 55%. However, they are last in the league in three-point attempts and 24th in three-point shooting percentage.

On average, the Los Angeles defense is giving up 115.8 points per game (16th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 30th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.0 free-throws per game vs. the Lakers and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.9%.