The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the win column again after taking down the Utah Jazz. Up next for them is a date with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who just picked up a loss at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Regular Season Game on August 5, 2020
Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando
When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Oklahoma City Thunder (odds)
Regular Season Record: 41-25
The Thunder picked up their first loss in regular-season play inside the Orlando bubble, as they lost to the Denver Nuggets Monday night to the tune of a 121-113 score. Chris Paul and Steven Adams both fouled out, but not before scoring 23 points and nine points, respectively. Paul also had eight assists but turned the ball over five times. The Thunder simply had no answer for Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. Jokic had 30 points, while Porter came away with a career-high 37 points. The Thunder must have not expected the young Porter to have such a game, but that’s a lesson learned for Oklahoma City, which is the best team against the fast break. The Thunder are allowing just 10.6 fast break points per game.
The Thunder, who are also averaging 110.8 points per game, are 3-1 against the spread in their last four contests.
Betting on the Los Angeles Lakers (odds)
Regular Season Record: 51-15
LA Lakers Betting Guide: View here (it’s free!)
Whether you think LeBron James or Anthony Davis is the true MVP of the Lakers, what matters the most for the team’s fans is the fact that for the first time in years, the Lake Show have secured the top seed in the Western Conference following a 116-108 win Monday night over the Utah Jazz. Anthony Davis put up a monster effort in that game, pouring in 42 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, James provided 22 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists. When Davis and James are on top of their games, the Lakers are hard to stop, as the Jazz found out the hard way. Over the last three games, the Lakers are shooting just 41.5 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from deep, but still picked up a couple of wins. The Lakers should be better as they round into form, heading into the playoffs.
The Lakers are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games.
The Lakers win, 118-112.
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