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Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction 1-15-24 Picks

Oklahoma City Thunder (27-11) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (20-21)
January 15, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5; Over/Under: +240.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Arena on Monday night. Here’s a Lakers vs Thunder Prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in red-hot form as they’ve won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be aiming for a fifth straight victory after beating the Magic in a 112-100 win on Saturday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 37 points, six rebounds and seven assists on 13 of 20 shooting, Jalen Williams added 16 points while Chet Holmgren chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 45 percent from the field and eight of 36 from the 3-point line as they kept the Magic to just 40 points in the first half, before they poured in 37 points in the third quarter to build a 16-point lead.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts

  • The Thunder have won eight of their last nine games against Western Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • The home team has covered the spread in seven of the Thunder’s last eight games.
  • Each of the Thunder’s last seven games against Pacific Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in a slump as they’ve lost six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting beaten by the Jazz in a 132-125 road defeat on Saturday. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 39 points and eight assists on 15 of 26 shooting, Austin Reaves added 19 points while Anthony Davis chipped in wit a triple-double of 15 points with 15 rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 29 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 39 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, only to get outpaced the rest of the way as Davis shot just five of 21 from the field in a rough shooting night.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last six home games against opponents who are on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine games as favorites.
  • Each of the Lakers’ last five games at Arena following a road loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Lakers vs Thunder Prediction

The Thunder could be shorthanded here with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander listed as questionable, while the Lakers have listed Anthony Davis as questionable. The Thunder come into this contest as one of the hottest teams in the league right now and they just took down the Magic thanks to a big game from Gilgeous-Alexander, but it’s the Lakers who open as the favorites despite their poor form. The Lakers are more than capable of getting the much-needed win at home, but the Thunder are the form team right now and I think they stay hot with another win in this spot.


Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City +1.5

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