Lakers vs. Thunder: NBA Betting Preview – August 5, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 5, 2020

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (51-15) will look to fend off Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Oklahoma City Thunder (41-25) on August 5, 2020. The Lakers are a 5.5-point favorite (per DraftKings).

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 5, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Thunder Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 5

Lakers: Rajon Rondo: Out (Thumb), Avery Bradley Jr.: Out (Personal)

Thunder: Terrance Ferguson Jr.: Out (Leg), Isaiah Roby: Out For Season (Foot), Mike Muscala: Out (Concussion), Dennis Schroder: Out (Personal)

Head to Head

Los Angeles leads the season series 3-0 over Oklahoma City. The Thunder have a 2-1 record against the spread in games against the Lakers.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/11/2020 Thunder Thunder -9 214.5 -421 331 125-110 LAL*
11/22/2019 Lakers Thunder -4.5 209.5 -199 163 130-127 LAL
11/19/2019 Lakers Lakers -11 210 -612 458 112-107 LAL
  • 1/11/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis, LeBron James

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has covered the over/under less than half of the time, in 32 of 66 games (48.5%).
  • Los Angeles holds a solid record against the spread this year, going 36-29-1 ATS.
  • The Lakers are 19-19-1 against the spread when playing as a 5.5-point favorite.

Thunder Betting Information

  • Against the spread this season, Oklahoma City has a winning record: 39-24-1.
  • When the Thunder are at least 5.5-point underdogs, they are 9-2 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the points total in just 30 of 66 outings.

Lakers Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 58 26.8 9.4 3.2 1.5 2.4 1.2
LeBron James 63 25.4 8.0 10.4 1.2 0.5 2.2
Kyle Kuzma 57 12.5 4.5 1.3 0.4 0.4 1.4
Markieff Morris 54 9.8 3.7 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.5
Dion Waiters 6 9.7 2.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 1.8

Thunder Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 65 19.4 6.0 3.3 1.1 0.7 1.3
Danilo Gallinari 57 19.2 5.4 2.0 0.7 0.1 3.0
Dennis Schroder 64 18.9 3.7 4.0 0.7 0.2 1.9
Chris Paul 65 17.8 4.9 6.8 1.5 0.1 1.6
Steven Adams 60 11.0 9.4 2.4 0.8 1.1 0.0

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