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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Picks, predictions, odds and player props

The Oklahoma City Thunder have enjoyed another excellent season and are now leading the way in the Western Conference, and they clash with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

The Lakers have struggled for consistency and are 10th in the West, but they will be looking to finish the season strongly and get into the top six to avoid the Play-In.

With plenty of star power set to be on display at Crypto.com Arena, this shapes up to be a good game.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers betting picks and predictions

Los Angeles Lakers Money Line (-115)

While OKC has played great basketnball for the majority of the campaign, their play away from home still leaves a lot to be desired. They are 24-6 at home but just 18-12 on their travels and they have lost four of their last seven road games, a run that has included embarrassing defeats to two of the NBA’s worst teams in the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs. 

The Crypto.com Arena is never an easy place to go - as the Thunder know themselves having lost three of their last four clashes with the Lakers there - and the hosts will be looking to build on their solid home record. 

The only side to beat them in their last eight home games has been the reigning champions the Denver Nuggets - who beat LA twice - which suggests they may have enough to take the win when OKC visit tonight, especially with Anthony Davis and LeBron James both expected to play. 

Anthony Davis to score over 25.5 points (-140)

Anthony Davis’ status for this clash has been upgraded to probable from questionable. He looks set to enjoy a big night against the Thunder. 

Davis is averaging 25 points per game this season, but in his three games against OKC this season, that figure rises to 28. His experience and power should help him dominate the paint against the Thunder’s rookie center Chet Holmgren. 

He has scored 28, 40 and 17 in his last three home games - with that sub-par score coming in a matchup with MVP candidate Nikola Jokic - and he should register a high points total tonight. 

Chet Holmgren over 2.5 blocks (+140)

With the Lakers likely to look for Davis regularly, Holmgren is going to have a lot of defending to do at the Crypto.com Arena. 

Luckily, while he may not be able to contain AD entirely, he is a master at getting blocks in and he could stifle the LA center on a few occasions. 

Holmgren managed three blocks in the last meeting between the pair as well as in the previous clash too, suggesting his long frame and wingspan is perfect for stopping the Lakers at the rim.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

LA Lakers

-115 ML

OKC Thunder

-105 ML

Spread

LA Lakers -1.0

Total Points

O/U 238.5

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers player props

Player Points

Luguentz Dort

O/U 10.5

Josh Giddy

O/U 9.5

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

O/U 31.5

Chet Holmgren

O/U 16.5

Jalen Williams

O/U 20.5

Anthony Davis

O/U 25.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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