Oklahoma City Thunder (41-25) at Los Angeles Lakers (51-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a bounce back showing after losing to the Denver Nuggets in overtime on Monday. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.4 points and six rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and two assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.8 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win, as they’re currently 2-1 in the NBA bubble. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 10.4 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Waiters is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a team still fighting for playoff seeding, and they should be eager to get that nasty taste out of their mouth after losing a tough overtime game against the Nuggets. The Los Angeles Lakers have won two of their three games, but they've allowed all three games to come down to the final five minutes or so, and you have to question their motivation as we inch closer toward the playoffs with the top seed in the West locked up. The Oklahoma City Thunder have more to play for in this game and are a young, athletic group that can push the veteran Lakers with pace.
Give me OKC and the points.