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(8-7) L.A. Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (12-2)
Date: Wednesday November 23
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: ORACLE Arena Oakland, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 227
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The Lakers have been a surprise this season and they snapped their 2-game skid in their last game with a solid home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. They are a young and talented team that can score, but still has issues on the defensive end of the court.
The Warriors are riding an 8-game winning streak. They have won 4 in a row at home since losing their season opener there.
The Lakers have won their last 2 games facing the Warriors including winning by 20 earlier this season in La La Land.
In their last games the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-109 and the Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers 120-83.
The Lakers rank 3rd in the NBA in points per game, but only 27th in opponents’ points allowed.
In the Thunder game the Lakers shot over 51% from beyond the 3-pt arc and overall they shot a solid FG% of 50.6%.
The Lakers did not play great D in the win over the Thunder allowing them to shoot 48.9% and while Russell Westbrook was the game’s high scorer he did not have a good shooting night going 13/30 from the floor.
The Lakers were without 2nd leading scorer D’Angelo Russell for the game and he is a question mark for this game with an injury.
The Lakers used a balanced attack in the win over the Thunder with 3 starters and 3 reserves scoring in double figures.
Bench player Jeremy Clarkson was the game’s high scorer with 18 points and fellow reserve Lou Williams was the hero, who nailed a late 3 for the W.
The Lakers beat the Warriors earlier this season since the played solid perimeter D and held Golden State to a 3-pt FG% of only 15.6%. If they can do that again they can escape Oakland with a win.
The Lakers are 3-4 on the road this season.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are the highest scoring team in the league, but only rank 23rd in opponents’ points allowed.
Golden State has scored at least 120 points in 5 of their last 6 games.
The Warriors did not have the best shooting night in their win over the Pacers in their last game (44.4%), but Indiana only shot 32% from the field.
6 players scored in double figures for the Warriors in the win over the Pacers with Klay Thomson being the high scorer with 25 points.
The new Big 3 of Thomson, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant are combining to average over 73 ppg.
The Big 3 are each shooting at least 47% from the field and while they will get their points the Lakers have to keep them from shooting a high FG%.
The Warriors are 4-1 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- LA is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- GS is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- GS is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- GS is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free L.A. Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games against the Lakers. The last time Golden State lost it was to the Lakers and they will remember that.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors ATS
They will come out firing in this game and easily win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 125 – Lakers 109
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