Lakers vs Thunder Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 24, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (36-37) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-37) at Arena, beginning at 10:30 PM ET on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Lakers are 5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is set at 230.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Lakers vs. Thunder

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -209 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +174 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Lakers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-LA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The Lakers have 35 wins against the spread in 73 games this year. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 13 times (59.1%) in those games. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 35 out of 73 opportunities (47.9%).

Against the spread, the Thunder are 45-27-1 this season. Oklahoma City has won 44.9% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (22-27). The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under 54.8% of the time this season (40 of 73 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
Anthony Davis 47 25.9 12.4 2.6 1 2 0.4
D’Angelo Russell 65 18 3.1 6.2 1 0.4 2.7
Malik Beasley 72 12.9 3.6 1.6 0.8 0.1 3
Dennis Schroder 59 12.7 2.5 4.6 0.7 0.1 1.2
Austin Reaves 55 12.3 3 3 0.6 0.3 1.3


Thunder Leaders
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 62 31.4 4.8 5.4 1.7 1 0.9
Josh Giddey 68 16.1 7.7 6.1 0.8 0.4 0.9
Luguentz Dort 66 13.8 4.4 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 67 13.6 4.5 3.2 1.3 0.5 1
Isaiah Joe 63 9.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3
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Lakers vs. Thunder Injury Report

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Questionable (Abdominal)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is averaging 116.5 points per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) this season, while allowing 116.7 points per contest (21st-ranked). The Lakers are averaging 116.9 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per contest. The Lakers have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 113.3 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.2 points fewer than the 116.5 they’ve scored this season.

It’s been rough sledding for Los Angeles in terms of threes, as it is tallying just 10.6 made threes per game (third-worst in NBA) and is draining just 34.1% of its attempted treys (fifth-worst). Of the shots taken by the Lakers in 2022-23, 65% of them have been two-pointers (75.1% of the team’s made baskets) and 35% have been threes (24.9%).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is fifth-best in the NBA on offense (117.5 points scored per game) and ranked 19th defensively (116.3 points allowed). At home, the Thunder score 121.1 points per game. Away, they average 113.7. The Thunder have performed worse offensively in their past 10 games, tallying 114.1 points per contest, 3.4 fewer points their than season average of 117.5.

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.3 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.9%). In 2022-23, the Thunder have attempted 36.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.2% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 28.3% of the Thunder’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71.7% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Lakers, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (Lakers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 230.5 points.

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You can bet on Lakers vs. Thunder at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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