Free NBA Pick: Warriors vs Lakers Lines
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(13-2) Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers (8-8)
Date: Friday November 4
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -13
NBA Betting Total: 232.5
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These 2 teams met in their last games at Golden State and it wasn’t pretty for the Lakers. They were throttled losing 149-106.
L.A. had won their previous 2 games facing Golden State including beating them in La La Land earlier this season.
The Warriors are the hottest team in the league, as they have won 9 straight. Their offense has been en fuego scoring at least 120 points in 5 of their last 6 games.
The Lakers have been a surprise on the season at .500, but can they get over their embarrassing loss to the red-hot Warriors?
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors rank 1st in in the league in points per game and 23rd in opponents’ points per game.
In their blowout win over the Lakers in their last game they shot a scorching FG% of 61.6% and they hit 24 of their 35 3-pointers.
The new Big 3 of Steph Curry, Klay Thomson, and Kevin Durant combined to score 85 points and each of them shot well over 50% from the floor. This trio only missed on 1 of their 11 3-pointers.
If they get off to a good start like they did in the Lakers game, outscoring them 41-26 in the first quarter and 80-49 at the half they will easily win again.
The Warriors’ defense has had their issues this season, but they are scoring so many points that has obviously not hurt them.
The last time they lost was to the Lakers in L.A.
This season the Warriors are 8-1 on the road.
While the Lakers rank 4th in the league in points per game they only rank 27th in opponents’ points per game.
They were torched on D in the loss to the Warriors and they only shot 43% from the floor.
It is key that the Lakers get back on transition, as they gave up 29 fast break points in the loss to the Warriors.
In the loss to Golden State only 2 starters scored in double figures, but reserves Lew Williams and Jeremy Clarkson each had 16 points.
D’Angelo Russell is the Lakers 2nd leading scorer and he is out for this game with a knee injury. The Lakers do have four other players that are averaging at least 13 ppg, but the loss of PG Russell is a big one.
The Lakers are 5-3 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- GS is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- GS is e 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- LA is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- LA is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- LA is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers will lose this game, but they will save some face and not get embarrassed like the last game facing the Warriors.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: L.A. +13
L.A. will cover the big 13-point spread in their house tonight.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 120 – Lakers 111
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