Thunder vs. Lakers 08/05/20: Odds And NBA Betting Trends

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The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-1 straight up in their last five games against the Oklahoma City Thunder but are just 1-3 against the spread in those last four head-to-head meetings. The Lakers look to extend their winning streak against the Thunder to four on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles is a 6.5-point favorite on the NBA odds in Orlando at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. After playing two close games against Oklahoma City in November, the Lakers blew the Thunder out 125-110 in their last meeting back in January.

Thunder vs Lakers | OddsShark Matchup Report

The Lakers bounced back nicely from their disappointing 107-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors with a 116-108 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Anthony Davis was dominant in the win with 42 points and 12 rebounds, feeling his shot throughout the night with four 3-pointers on eight attempts.

Los Angeles has clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with the victory and will face the winner of the play-in tournament in the first round of the postseason.

With the win and cover against Utah, Los Angeles improved to 10-4 SU and 8-6 ATS in its last 14 games as a favorite of eight points or less per the OddsShark NBA Database.

Oklahoma City was projected to finish towards the bottom of the NBA standings in 2019-20 after trading away Russell Westbrook and Paul George over the offseason. Instead, the Thunder have exceeded all expectations to earn a playoff spot this season as they entered the lockdown with a 40-24 SU and ATS record. The Thunder are 1-1 SU and ATS since the restart and will get an interesting test in this one against the Western Conference’s top team.

The OVER is 4-1 for totals bettors at online betting sites in Los Angeles’ last five games against the Thunder.

Los Angeles will be playing the first night of a back-to-back on Wednesday with the Houston Rockets on tap for Thursday night.

The Lakers already have the Western Conference locked up; the team has stated that it does not plan on resting starters ahead of this back-to-back, but you’d have to assume that Frank Vogel will at least limit the minutes of his big stars with nothing left to gain from these final five regular season contests.

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