Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo out against Lakers

Lakers News Anthony Davis Says He Is Focused On Wins Not Shot Attempts

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The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-12 straight up and 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That's good news for a Lakers team that is looking to hold onto its No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shops for the best lines at our NBA Odds & Betting Page. The total is set at 210.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on host LA.

The two teams will face off again in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

In 10 games this season, Diallo is averaging 8.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22 minutes per game while shooting 50% from the field. Los Angeles rolled over Atlanta 122-101 at home Sunday night in their last contest. The Lakers entered Monday with a three-game lead over the Clippers and Suns in the Pacific Division.

Another day, another piece of history for LeBron James. He also accounted for 12 assists and seven rebounds. Rajon Rondo had 15 points, three assists and two rebounds as a reserve. Anthony Davis recorded 14 points, five caroms and five blocked shots. Alex Caruso added 11 points in 21 minutes off the bench. Oklahoma City is 24in rebounding with 43.3 boards a night while ranking 25 in assists by dishing out 21.6 per game.

Last week, Davis missed a game versus the defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors due to a number of lingering injuries. The UNDER is 5-1 in the last six games between Los Angeles and Oklahoma.

The Lakers have done their job over the first month of the season, beefing up on a favorable schedule and getting a few teams at home on the second night of a back-to-back. The Thunder are definitely a tougher squad than the Atlanta Hawks team that just did the same back-to-back, so the Lakers must be prepared for a much more put-together professional team.

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