Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/5/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/5/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers clinched the top position in the NBA Western Conference playoffs in their last victory but they would try their luck if they can still catch the Milwaukee Bucks. They will be battling the Oklahoma City Thunder next this Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida. The television rights for this game are granted to ESPN and the same feed will be seen via online live streaming at NBA League Pass subscription and SofaScore. The Thunder are the underdogs according to NBA Parlay coming to this match against the Lakers.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/5/2020
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/5/2020 Betting Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder stumbled in their last match against the Denver Nuggets and they lost by a dozen points, 113-121. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the scoring attack with 24 points, five rebounds and three triples while Chris Paul is not far behind doing 23 points, eight assists and two threes before fouling out. Danilo Gallinari also had a 20-point night and dropped four three-pointers. Abdel Nader came off the bench and maximized the 13 minutes given to score 13 points. Steven Adams also fouled out in the game but before that happened, he did 9 points and ten rebounds.
Players to watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG GP 64 GS 64 MIN 35.1 PTS 19.3 OR 0.7 DR 5.3 REB 6 AST 3.3 STL 1.1 BLK 0.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 1.8 PER 18
D. Gallinari PF GP 56 GS 56 MIN 30.5 PTS 19.1 OR 0.6 DR 4.9 REB 5.5 AST 2 STL 0.7 BLK 0.1 TO 1.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 1.6 PER 19.53
D. Schroder PG GP 64 GS 1 MIN 30.8 PTS 18.9 OR 0.3 DR 3.4 REB 3.7 AST 4 STL 0.7 BLK 0.2 TO 2.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.6 PER 16.8.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers bounced back hard after a tough loss by winning over the Utah Jazz in their last match. Anthony Davis led the way with a 42-point performance to go along with 12 rebounds, three steals and four triples. LeBron James was in his usual numbers of 22 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals. The dynamic duo got some scoring help from Dwight Howard with 11 points and five rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope doing 10 points, four boards and two steals. Kyle Kuzma has been solid from the bench as he did nine points and knocked down two triples.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF GP 57 GS 57 MIN 34.4 PTS 26.6 OR 2.2 DR 7.1 REB 9.3 AST 3.1 STL 1.5 BLK 2.4 TO 2.4 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.3 PER 28.05
L. James SF GP 62 GS 62 MIN 34.9 PTS 25.5 OR 1 DR 7 REB 8 AST 10.5 STL 1.2 BLK 0.5 TO 4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2.6 PER 25.64
K. Kuzma PF GP 56 GS 7 MIN 24.8 PTS 12.6 OR 0.9 DR 3.7 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 0.4 TO 1.6 PF 2 AST/TO 0.8 PER 11.75.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/5/2020 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
D. Schroder PG (Personal) is “?” Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
R. Rondo PG (Thumb) is OUT 6-8 weeks
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Oklahoma City Thunder has no players that can match up against the Lakers duo of James and Davis. This is why Best Sportsbook sees the Lakers coming in as the heavy favorites to win this game. This could be a game that the Lakers could try out more of their new guns before the playoffs and with the Bucks slumping recently, expect them to position themselves to get that shot to be the best team in the league come post-season.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Thunder for this game is at +200 while the Lakers as the favorites are -250.
ATS: It is 6.5 points between both teams across the spread for this matchup. Thunder is at +6.5 while the Lakers take the -6.5.
TOTALs: 219 points on the total for this game. The Lakers are going under while the Thunder will be over.
Score Prediction: 121 – 112 Lakers