Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Championship Odds 2023-24

The current Oklahoma City Thunder NBA championship odds are . After Chet Holmgren injured his foot in a pro-am game in the summer of 2022, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to shut him down for the entire season, postponing his debut for at least one season. Luckily, Holmgren is now completely healthy and has put on plenty of muscle on his frame to help with the physicality of the NBA. 

Suddenly, the Thunder’s starting lineup looks very competitive; they will roll out MVP dark horse Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Most Improved Player candidate Jalen Williams, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, and the aforementioned Holmgren. Can the Thunder continue to defy expectations and take a massive step forward in the 2023-24 season? Check out the Thunder’s odds, futures, strengths, and weaknesses below. 

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24

The current odds for Oklahoma City futures are located in the table below. It includes championship, conference, division, playoff, and win total odds for the Thunder. 

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated February 2024)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Western Conference Winner Odds
Northwest Division Winner Odds
Regular Season Win Total Odds
Odds To Reach Playoffs

Not only do the Oklahoma City Thunder boast arguably the most impressive collection of draft capital in the NBA, but they also already have an undeniably talented roster filled with youth, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams, Josh Giddey, Chet Holmgren, and several others players. The Thunder will still have growing pains, particularly on the offensive end of the floor; however, the strides they have made already are impressive and project nicely for the following seasons.

The question that remains is this: How soon can Oklahoma City compete for a championship? Take a look below at all of the Thunder’s strengths and weaknesses to see what we think of their odds this upcoming season.

Reasons Why Oklahoma City Thunder Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship 

Strengths

  • Attacking The Basket: Oklahoma City easily led the league in drives and took the fourth-most restricted area FGA (field goal attempts) last season. Gilgeous-Alexander is arguably the deadliest driver in the NBA, while Jalen Williams and Josh Giddey excel in this area, too. Meanwhile, the roster is littered with smart cutters who know how to play off of the plethora of playmakers. Because shots around the basket hold a high expected FG%, the Thunder’s offense, which ranked seventh in the NBA from the beginning of January 2023 to the end of last season, can nearly keep pace with anyone. 
  • Perimeter Defense: The Thunder were second in isolation defense and third in pick-and-roll ball-handler defense in 2021-22. Last season, they ranked sixth and seventh in the above categories, respectively. Clearly, this is a team strength and will continue to be, especially after bringing in Cason Wallace in the 2023 NBA Draft. Dort is a menace on the wing who can stonewall bigger forwards while mirroring quick guards. He leads the defense and stifles the opponent’s best perimeter player. Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams disrupt passing lanes while guarding a variety of guards and wings. 
  • Playmaking: Oklahoma City has a variety of options who can handle the ball and create for others. Gilgeous-Alexander, Giddey, and Jalen Williams all have the ability to orchestrate the offense. Both of their big men (Jaylin Williams and Holmgren) are effective passers, too. 

Weaknesses

  • Streaky Shooting: During the 2021-22 season, the Thunder finished last in FG%, 3PT%, and FT%. Because of this, they couldn’t take advantage of the excellent ball movement and playmaking. They hired legendary shooting coach Chip Engelland over the summer of 2022, and Oklahoma City improved to 24th in eFG% and 18th in 3PT% last season as a result. Unfortunately, they are still extremely streaky, which leads to massive droughts. 
  • Youth/Playoff Experience: The lights get a little brighter during the playoffs, and the Oklahoma City Thunder don’t have much significant postseason experience on their roster. Teams that have similarly aged players, like the Memphis Grizzlies, have faltered in the postseason, which seems to be a consistent outcome amongst younger squads. Scarcely do teams with little playoff experience successfully make it through the gauntlet; it will take a few seasons for them to learn how to win the postseason.
Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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