Best NBA prop bets today for Thunder vs. Lakers (Bet this LeBron James prop)

Breaking down two prop bets to consider for the Los Angeles Lakers-Oklahoma City Thunder matchup on Monday night.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to get back in the win column on Monday against the No. 1 team in the Western Conference – the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

OKC picked up a win over Phoenix on Sunday night, and the team is riding high entering this matchup. The Lakers have won the last two meetings between these teams, and they have a chance to take the season series on Monday. 

With LeBron James listed as questionable, there aren’t as many props as usual available for this game. Still, I have a play for James (who I’d expect to play) and OKC’s MVP candidate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in this one.

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Here are the best prop bets for this Western Conference showdown: 

Thunder vs. Lakers best NBA prop bets 

  • LeBron James OVER 32.5 points and assists
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OVER 30.5 points

LeBron James OVER 32.5 points and assists

Over his last 10 games, James has cleared this prop eight times, dominating both scoring the ball and as a passer. 

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer is averaging 27.0 points and 8.8 assists per game over that stretch, which is better than his season-long numbers of 25.3 points and 7.9 assists per game. 

James has also cleared this prop in one of his meetings with the Thunder this season, scoring 40 points in that game. 

The key here is James’ increased assist numbers, as he’s put up at least eight dimes in seven consecutive games. Over his last 10, he’s averaging a shocking 15.1 potential assists per game. 

I love LeBron to go OVER this number in what should be a high-scoring game against OKC. Two of the three meetings between these teams this season have finished with over 240 combined points. 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OVER 30.5 points

SGA has had no problem with the Lakers this season, scoring 33, 34 and 24 points in his three games against them. 

The Thunder guard is on a crazy hot stretch right now, scoring at least 30 points in eight straight games, including clearing this prop in seven of those matchups. 

It’s rare to see SGA – who is averaging 31.2 points per game – down at 30.5 for his points prop. 

This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Thunder, but the MVP candidate has put up 30, 38, 37 and 32 points in his last four games in that spot. 

I’ll gladly take the OVER for this prop on Monday.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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