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55-5 (29-5 V) Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 23-37 (7-21 H)
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -14.5 (Open)
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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In case you’re just tuning into the 2015-16 NBA season, here’s a quick recap.
The Los Angeles Lakers are as bad as they’ve ever been. Kobe Bryant is taking more and more time off, and they only thing they have to play for is keeping their top-three protected pick out of the hands of the lowly Philadelphia 76ers by losing every chance they get.
The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, are aiming to not only defend their title, but do it in historic fashion by eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ single-season record 72 wins in the process.
Sunday night features a battle of one of the best teams in NBA history versus one of the worst.
You tell me how this one’s going to go.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are basically robots. No matter what you throw at them (and trust me, teams are throwing what they’ve got), they simply don’t stop.
Stephen Curry continues to put together one of the best individual seasons we’ve seen in NBA history, and even when he’s absent (see: contest vs. Atlanta), the depth and resiliency of this roster simply outplays its opponents night in and night out.
Matchup-wise against the Lakers, slowing down the newly energized D’Angelo Russell will be key. He’s found his groove since re-entering the starting lineup; but if we’re being honest, the rookie could put up 50 points and this one would likely still be a blowout win by the Warriors.
Los Angeles Lakers
As good as Russell looked when he shared with the world the ice in his veins this week, his 39-point showing did come against one of the worst organizations currently in basketball, the Brooklyn Nets. He followed it up with another strong showing against the Denver Nuggets (24 points, 6 assists), but he laid an egg on national television Friday night going just 3-of-16 (1-of-6 from three-point range) against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers do have extra motivation to perform well against Golden State, as this contest will be nationally televised on ABC.
But like the Friday night showdown with the Hawks on ESPN, expect another Lakers egg.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Warriors are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Warriors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
We all know the Lakers are going to lose this game. In fact, it’s almost a certainty they get blown out. But here’s the catch: Los Angeles is far better ATS this season than it is straight up. This is because the Lakers are so bad, oddsmakers are actually overestimating just how bad they are.
Unfortunately for L.A., Golden State knows how to make good teams look bad, and bad teams look like they don’t even belong on the same court. Expect the latter to take place Sunday afternoon.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 111 – Lakers 89
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