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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 8/5/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
OKLAHOMA CITY
 
LA LAKERS
+5  

-5  
+175

-210

218.5
 
105
Final
86

OKLAHOMA CITY (41 - 25) vs. LA LAKERS (51 - 15)
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Wednesday, 8/5/2020 6:30 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
Board OpenLatest
769OKLAHOMA CITY219217.5
770LA LAKERS-5.5-5.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
OKLAHOMA CITY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games41-25+1140-2531-34110.854.947.3%50.9108.354.245.6%51.7
Road Games21-12+14.824-915-18108.554.846.1%52.4107.553.245.4%52.0
Last 5 Games4-1+33-23-2113.659.849.8%52.0105.853.444.0%51.2
OKLAHOMA CITY Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)110.854.940-8547.3%10-2935.6%20-2579.6%51822198135
vs opponents surrendering111.956.241-8946.0%12-3435.8%18-2377.2%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)108.554.839-8546.1%10-3035.1%20-2578.7%52821198135
Stats Against (All Games)108.354.241-9045.6%11-3334.3%15-1979.5%521023237134
vs opponents averaging112.156.341-8946.0%12-3435.9%18-2377.3%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)107.553.241-9145.4%11-3333.7%14-1878.5%521123237134

LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games51-15-4.836-2930-36113.858.848.2%54.3106.854.344.4%51.7
Road Games28-7+15.219-1617-18113.358.248.0%53.5108.356.845.1%52.4
Last 5 Games3-2-6.32-31-4105.052.643.1%52.4104.651.642.0%56.0
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)113.858.843-8848.2%11-3235.2%18-2473.2%541026219157
vs opponents surrendering111.856.141-8945.8%12-3435.8%18-2377.2%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)113.358.242-8848.0%11-3235.3%18-2571.5%531025219146
Stats Against (All Games)106.854.339-8744.4%11-3334.3%18-2377.7%521023228154
vs opponents averaging112.256.241-8946.1%12-3435.9%18-2377.6%541024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)108.356.839-8745.1%12-3435.6%18-2377.0%52923228154
Average power rating of opponents played: OKLAHOMA CITY 96.3,  LA LAKERS 95.9
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
OKLAHOMA CITY - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
8/1/2020*UTAH110-94W-2W218U41-7753.2%562134-8739.1%4314
8/3/2020*DENVER113-121L-5L219.5O37-8742.5%551542-8748.3%5612
8/5/2020*LA LAKERS              
8/7/2020*MEMPHIS              
8/9/2020*WASHINGTON              
8/10/2020*PHOENIX              
8/12/2020*MIAMI              
8/14/2020*LA CLIPPERS              

LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/30/2020*LA CLIPPERS103-101W-4.5L218U32-8239.0%531632-7443.2%5520
8/1/2020*TORONTO92-107L3.5L218.5U29-8235.4%551735-8441.7%5914
8/3/2020*UTAH116-108W-6W217O41-8250.0%471437-8344.6%4921
8/5/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              
8/6/2020*HOUSTON              
8/8/2020*INDIANA              
8/10/2020*DENVER              
8/13/2020*SACRAMENTO              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
OKLAHOMA CITY: LAST SEASON: 49-33, lost 4-1 to Portland in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Billy Donovan (fifth season, 199-129).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Chris Paul (15.6 ppg with Houston), G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (10.8 with Los Angeles Clippers), F Danilo Gallinari (19.8 with Clippers), F Andre Roberson (5.0), C Steven Adams (13.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Russell Westbrook, F Paul George, G Jerami Grant, F Markieff Morris, F Patrick Patterson.
KEY ADDITIONS: Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander, Gallinari, Darius Bazley, Justin Patton, Mike Muscala. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Even though the Thunder will be widely expected to struggle this season, the backcourt of Paul and Gilgeous-Alexander ' assuming health ' is certainly good enough to help Oklahoma City contend for a postseason berth. It'll be interesting to see if Paul is energized by the trade, Gilgeous-Alexander is a budding young talent and Gallinari (coming off his best scoring season) is a veteran presence who fits very nicely into today's perimeter-based NBA game.
OUTLOOK: The Thunder went all-in on title-chasing in recent years, and now they're all-in on a reset after trading away Westbrook and George. But this isn't anywhere near a tank; there are plenty of good players on the Thunder roster, and GM Sam Presti has accumulated more than a dozen first-round picks over the next seven years to play with if he's inclined to make a big move. If they can trade Paul, which may still be an option despite the veteran's massive $44 million player option for the 2021-22 season, that would only add more pieces to Presti's plan for an OKC reload.

Because of this important information, no power rating or computer score edges are posted for this game.

LA LAKERS: LAST SEASON: 37-45, finished 10th in Western Conference.
COACH: Frank Vogel (first season with Lakers; ninth season overall, 304-291).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Rajon Rondo (9.2 ppg), G Danny Green (10.3 with Toronto), F LeBron James (27.4), F Anthony Davis (25.9 with New Orleans), C JaVale McGee (12.0).
KEY LOSSES: F Brandon Ingram, G Lonzo Ball, G Josh Hart, G Lance Stephenson.
KEY ADDITIONS: Davis, Green, C Dwight Howard, G Avery Bradley, F Jared Dudley, G Quinn Cook.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The evolving chemistry between James and Davis will be at the forefront, but the Lakers' success in creating an immediate title contender could hinge on the supporting cast. Green must keep the outside shooting proficiency he demonstrated last season for Toronto, while Kyle Kuzma must find a role on a reconfigured roster. The Lakers' biggest early-season subplot of all might be around Howard, whose return to LA after six seasons away could be greeted by boos or cheers.
OUTLOOK: An aspiring super team takes shape around James and Davis, who joined forces to do a whole lot more than end the Lakers' franchise-record playoff drought at six years. LA expects to be a title contender with two of the NBA's best players anchoring a lineup featuring perimeter shooting from Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, fast-break proficiency from Alex Caruso and Kuzma, and sturdy defense from Bradley, Rondo and McGee. Vogel's ability to fold this talent into a cohesive unit over the next few months will determine whether the Lakers can do something special in the spring.

Because of this information, no power rating or computer score edges are posted for this game.

PREVIEW
With eye on future, Lakers set for Thunder
 

Through three games of the NBA's restart, the Los Angeles Lakers have shown much of what makes them a title contender.

They have also shown how vulnerable they can be when things are not working correctly.

Beginning with Wednesday's matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers have some time to look inward and work on being the best they can be for the playoffs.

Los Angeles did clinch the top seed in the Western Conference with Monday's win over Utah. And Lakers star LeBron James isn't hiding the fact that he'll be keeping an eye on the race for eighth place, and a first-round playoff opponent, in the coming days.

"I think it's absolutely unhuman if you wasn't really paying attention to the seedings, especially at this point of the season," James said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "You're looking at Memphis and Pelicans and San Antonio and Portland. I'm not taking out Phoenix as well. You're just seeing the games and seeing what can possibly be our matchups."

The Lakers are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

None of the Lakers' five remaining games are against teams they might meet in the first round.

During their two wins so far in the restart, it's been Anthony Davis, not James, who has been the catalyst to success.

Davis averaged 38 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Jazz. He had just 14 points, and seven shots from the field, in the loss to Toronto.

Davis said the loss Saturday opened his eyes a bit.

"I have to play better basketball than I did (against the Raptors) to help the team win," he said. "Even though I was making the right plays, I still have to be aggressive. I didn't like the way I performed and didn't like the way we performed as a team."

While the Lakers (51-15) might have time to catch their breath a little bit and focus on what's to come in the playoffs, Oklahoma City has no such luxury.

The Thunder (41-25) enter the game sixth in the West, with Dallas lurking in striking distance. But the fourth seed is still in realistic reach as well.

The Thunder are 1-1 since the restart, with plenty of strong moments in both a win over the Jazz and a loss to the Nuggets, but also some uncharacteristic struggles.

"Like everybody else, we're trying to get back to the same rhythm," Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari said. "That's something not easy to do right away. It's going to take some time, but I'm sure we'll get to that point."

Oklahoma City will be without its backup point guard, Dennis Schroder for the second consecutive game after Schroder left the team - and the NBA bubble - for the birth of his second child Monday morning.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander performed well Monday, especially late in the game - mainly when he was one the floor together with Chris Paul - but Oklahoma City will have to continue to adjust without their primary backup point guard.

The Thunder are expected to have Terrance Ferguson back Wednesday after the forward sat out of Monday's game with a leg contusion.

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 9/29/2020 12:58:55 PM EST


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