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(2-3) Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (3-2)
Date: Friday, May 12th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Moneyline NBA Odds: Warriors +120 | Lakers -140 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2.5
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 223
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Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers tip off on Friday, May 12th. With their backs against the wall the Warriors forced this match via a 125- 106 rout on Wednesday.
LA can clinch a Western Conference Finals berth with a win while the Warriors will be attempting to force a Game 7 back at the Chase Center and avoid being eliminated.
At this time, the Warriors are 44-49-1 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 14-33 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Lakers are 47-45-2 against the spread this season. Also, they are 26-20-1 ATS as the home team
The Lakers won the season series 3-1 with victories on February 11th (109-103), 23rd (124-111), and March 5th (113-105) while the Warriors took the initial meeting on October 18th (123-109).
Overall, last season, the squads played four times with the Warriors winning three of the four contests. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Warriors in 261 of their 434 matches.
This is the seventh time the teams are meeting in the postseason with LA holding the 6-1 advantage although they haven’t faced each other since 1991.
Golden State Warriors
Although Steph Curry led the Warriors with 27 points he got assistance from several teammates including Draymond Green who produced his highest point total of this series with 20 while Andrew Wiggins registered his highest output of the 2023 playoffs with 25.
Even the much-maligned Jordan Poole (13) scored in double-figures joining all the starters who achieved that mark.
Kerr stuck with the revamped starting unit that includes Gary Payton II, a strategy that is providing more spacing, pace, and defense.
Comparatively, Golden State averages 118.9 points per game ranking second overall while shooting 47.9% from the field and 38.5% from deep ranking 12th and second respectively.
Warriors opponents score 117.6 points ranking 21st with them shooting 47.1% from the field and 36.6% from deep ranking ninth and 18th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Andrew Wiggins SF (questionable— ribs)
- Andre Iguodala, SF (OUT indefinitely —wrist)
- Ryan Rollins, SG (OUT indefinitely—foot)
Los Angeles Lakers
Although the new starting unit for the Dubs is working it’s fair to say the Lakers weren’t entirely invested in Game 5 whether consciously or subconsciously. That became apparent when they gave up 70 points in the first half.
They’re back at home and no doubt will approach this game like it’s their Game 7, especially knowing the Nuggets are sitting back resting awaiting their Conference Finals opponent.
Anthony Davis’ health is the big question mark as he took an inadvertent shot to the temple in Game 5 forcing him to leave the game and was unstable on his feet.
Initially the fear was probably a concussion but all the reports seem to indicate he’s fine and expected to suit up on Friday.
On the negative side, LA allows opponents to score an average of 116.6 points per game ranking 20th. Their opponents shoot 46.9% from the field and 34.4% from behind the arc ranking 10th and second respectively.
Another key point is the Lakers score 117.2 points per game which rank sixth-best while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from the perimeter ranking 10th and 25th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Anthony Davis PF (probable—head)
- Mo Bamba (questionable—ankle)
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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against LA Lakers.
- Also, the Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
- By comparison, the Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- In conclusion, the Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Injuries were the focus coming into this match with all eyes on Davis who was upgraded to probable whereas the Dubs will be dramatically impacted if Wiggins (ribs) can’t go.
I underestimated LA at the start of this series, or rather, AD’s reliability on top of LeBron nursing a sore foot which is clearly still bothering him based on how he’s moving.
But this is the type of game where LeBron would pull out one of his infamous triple-double efforts. The question is whether Steph can counter with something akin to his 50-point performance versus the Kings.
While I’ve gained respect for the Lakers I’m tenuously leaning toward the defending champions forcing a Game 7 based on their history.
UPDATE: Wiggins has a rib cartilage fracture so even if he plays his mobility will be affected negatively. There is still uncertainty surrounding AD and whether he’ll be impacted by the head injury.
Still, with a less than 100 percent Wiggins and LA reporting AD is fine, I’m shifting to the Lakers ATS.
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