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(23-6) Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-17)
Date: Monday December 19th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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The Golden State Warriors make a trip south against in state foe, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors are playing at a championship caliber again this year at 23-6. The Lakers are completely opposite from the Warriors. The team is led by several young players who are trying to find their way. Rookie Kyle Kusma leads the team in scoring this year with 16.3 points per game.
The last time the Warriors and Lakers took the court against each other, was this season in Los Angeles. The Warriors squeaked by with the overtime win, 127-123.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA. The defending Champions are over the early season fatigue and seem to be playing like they are in mid season form. The Warriors have won eight straight games and most recently beat the Mavericks, 112-97.
The Warriors have been playing without Steph Curry during the recent win streak. Curry is sidelined with an ankle sprain. Since he has been out, the Warriors have gone to Kevin Durant as the number one option. Not a bad 1b option, from a top three player in the NBA.
The last game the Warriors and Lakers faced off, the Warriors allowed 123 points against a young team. The Warriors shot 50 percent from the floor, but had 22 turnovers despite winning in overtime. Steph Curry was the teams second leading scorer with 28 points in the first matchup.
Defensively, the Warriors were sloppy and looked like they underestimated the young talent on the Lakers roster. Making the game a lot closer than what it should have been a few week ago. Klay Thompson shot was 6 of 12 scoring 20 points the first game. Expect more shots from Thompson in tonight’s matchup.
Don’t expect underwhelming play on either side of the ball from Golden State tonight. Look for the Warriors to play spoiler on Kobe Bryant night at Staples.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-17 this year, but have showed signs of promise for the future. The Lakers young core of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kusma are going to be key pieces in the future. Right now, the Lakers are still trying to figure it out.
Los Angeles shot 49.5 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three in the first game against the Warriors. If Los Angeles is going to keep this game close, they must rebound the ball better against Golden State. The Lakers were out rebounded 62-45 in the overtime loss to Golden State.
Tonight, the Lakers will be retiring the great Kobe Bryant’s numbers, 8 and 24. Staples is going to be jam packed for this matchup. Expect the crowd to be extra excited tonight in Los Angeles.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in GS last 11 Mon. games.
- LAL are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Mon. games
- Over is 6-2 in LAL last 8 home games
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
- GS are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Golden State will be on the court tonight as the Lakers retire Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers. Look for the Warriors to jump out on the Lakers early in the first quarter tonight.
The Lakers are going to be a touch out of their home routine as the game will be delayed for tonight’s ceremony. If Los Angeles can stay close during the first half, the Lakers can make it close down the stretch.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers
This game could be closer than expected at Staples Center. Take the Lakers tonight. They should be getting points in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 121 – Lakers 118
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