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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-15) Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (23-11)
Date: Sunday, February 28th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Warriors +155 | Lakers -165
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -4
NBA Betting Total: 224.5
Sunday, February 28th, the Golden State Warriors will play the Los Angeles Lakers in the second meeting between the Pacific Division rivals. In the initial contest on January 18th, the Warriors won 115-113.
The Lakers hold the all-time record having won 255 matches of the 424 played. Last season, the squads played three times with the Lakers winning all three contests.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors enter the match Sunday on a three-game win streak. Draymond Green was at the center of news for the Warriors of late as were the Hornets. It was the equivalent of a good -bad scenario completed in reverse order.
In the bad — Green caused a scene over a call he felt that was missed causing his ejection at Charlotte who went on to win by two points.
Then the very good — dishing a career-high 19 assists as part of his triple-double (11 points, 19 assists, 12 rebounds) in the Friday win versus the Hornets.
Stephen Curry contributed 29 points and eight assists and also hit the record books joining Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, and Chris Mullin as Warriors who’ve scored 6,000 field goals.
Kelly Oubre Jr.(27), Andrew Wiggins (17), James Wiseman (16), Kevon Looney (10), and Damion Lee (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
The timing of the three-game win streak coincides with Wiseman and Looney’s return to the rotation.
Marquese Chriss (leg) and Klay Thompson (Achilles) are lost for the season.
Los Angeles Lakers
As the Blazers jumped on the Lakers early it looked like the defending champions could be headed for their fifth loss in a row. But LeBron James stepped up to lead his club and garner the victory.
James delivered a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds along with seven assists, four steals, and three blocks.
Dennis Schroder who missed four games due to the NBA health and safety protocols returned to the court making an immediate impact with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Schroder’s presence offers scoring certainly, but as the Lakers realized in his absence the defense suffers and extra pressure falls on James to do all the playmaking.
Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points while Alex Caruso chipped in with 10 points as the only other double-figure contributors.
Anthony Davis has sat the last six games and eight of the last 10 matches with Achilles tendinosis as well as a calf injury.
The Lakers have elected to rest AD through the All-Star break into March to be cautious with his injury and give him extra time to heal.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Warriors are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers possess the top-rated defense in the NBA but are at their best obviously with Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder in the rotation.
Understandably, without them, the Lakers’ defense suffered but the offense took an even bigger hit. Through the last 10 games (missing AD in eight and Schroder in four) the Lakers dropped to fourth defensively but plummeted to 27th offensively.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors +4
Ironically, in this same time period, the Warriors swapped positions with the Lakers moving up from fourth to first defensively and maintained the same offense.
The Dubs seem to have hit their groove and finally have a healthier roster whereas the Lakers are relying a ton on LeBron which is paying dividends now but will it exact a price later in the season?
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