Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/23/2023]

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/23/2023]

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA action at Paycom Center on Saturday, commencing at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's full betting preview for Saturday's Lakers vs. Thunder matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Lakers vs. Thunder Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used innovative machine learning and data to simulate the result of Saturday's NBA game between the Lakers and Thunder 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Thunder a 63% chance of defeating the Lakers, and our predicted final score has the Thunder winning 120-116.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both the Lakers and Thunder have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the 238.5-point Over/Under also has a 54% chance of going under.

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Lakers vs. Thunder Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Lakers Thunder
Spread +3.5 (-105) -3.5 (-105)
Moneyline +140 -155
Total o238.5 (-115) u238.5 (-105)
  • The Thunder are -3.5 favorites against the Lakers, with -105 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Lakers (+3.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -105.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Thunder at -155, which means you can risk $155 to win $100 for a total payout of $255 if they get the W.
  • Elsewhere, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lakers at +140, where you can bet $100 to profit $140, earning a total payout of $240 if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 238.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -115, as well as the best odds for the Under at -105.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Lakers vs. Thunder Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Thunder -3.5 -105
Moneyline Thunder -155
Total Under 238.5 -105


Dimers' best NBA bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Lakers vs. Thunder Player Props

NBA prop bets are an exciting way to wager on Saturday's LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We uss the best information available to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Anthony Davis is expected to lead the Lakers with 25 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to have 31 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the Thunder.

Lakers Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Lakers:

Anthony Davis 25 14 3 0
LeBron James 22 8 6 2
Austin Reaves 15 4 5 2
D'Angelo Russell 14 3 6 2
Taurean Prince 11 3 2 2

Thunder Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Thunder:

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 31 6 6 1
Chet Holmgren 20 7 3 2
Jalen Williams 17 5 4 1
Isaiah Joe 12 3 2 3
Luguentz Dort 11 5 2 2

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so refresh this article for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Lakers vs. Thunder on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Lakers vs. Thunder Game Information

Saturday's matchup between the Thunder and Lakers at Paycom Center is scheduled to commence at 8:00PM ET.


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