Thunder vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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A tight contest is expected when the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-33) host the Los Angeles Lakers (29-33) at Paycom Center in a matchup that is currently set as a pick ’em on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BSO. The matchup’s over/under is set at 229.

How to bet Thunder vs. Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.


As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -108 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at -111 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 229 points.

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Thunder vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Thunder’s 61 games this year, they have 37 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has been the favorite in 17 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (47.1%) in those contests. Thunder games this year have hit the over on 33 of 62 set point totals.

The Lakers have 29 wins against the spread in 62 games this season. Los Angeles has been the underdog on the moneyline 45 total times this season. LA has finished 18-27 in those games. Lakers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 31 times in 62 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Thunder Leaders
Josh Giddey 56 16 7.7 5.8 0.8 0.5 0.9
Luguentz Dort 54 14 4.4 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 57 12.6 4.2 3 1.3 0.5 0.9
Isaiah Joe 51 9.3 2.4 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.3
Kenrich Williams 53 8 4.9 2 0.8 0.3 0.9


Lakers Leaders
Anthony Davis 38 25.8 12.6 2.4 1.1 2.1 0.3
D’Angelo Russell 58 17.6 3.1 6.1 1 0.4 2.7
Malik Beasley 61 13.4 3.5 1.7 0.9 0.1 3.1
Lonnie Walker IV 45 13 2.1 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.8
Dennis Schroder 48 12.4 2.6 4.4 0.7 0.1 1.2
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Thunder vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: D’Angelo Russell: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City sports a top-five offense this year, ranking third-best in the league with 117.8 points per game. On defense, it ranks 20th with 116.7 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Thunder have fared better in home games this season, scoring 120.1 points per game, compared to 115.5 per game in road games. The Thunder’s offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 123.7 points per contest compared to the 117.8 they’ve averaged this season.

With 12.2 treys per game, Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA. It sports a 36.2% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 13th in the league. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Thunder have taken 63.7% two-pointers (accounting for 72% of the team’s buckets) and 36.3% threes (28%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Offensively Los Angeles is the seventh-ranked team in the league (116.9 points per game). On defense it is 24th (117.9 points allowed per game). At home the Lakers are putting up 118.1 points per game, 2.3 more than they are averaging away (115.8). The Lakers are putting up 116.2 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 0.7 fewer points than their average for the season (116.9).

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is third-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.8%). The Lakers attempt 34.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.4% of the Lakers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 75.6% are 2-pointers.

Thunder vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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