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2022 NBA Handicapping
(26-30) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (41-15)
Date: Saturday, February 12th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers +250 | Warriors -270 (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -7
NBA Betting Total: 224
Saturday, February 12th, finds the Los Angeles Lakers playing the Golden State Warriors for the third of four matches between the Pacific Division rivals.
Golden State won both prior meetings on October 24th (119-107) and December 20th (113-98). Sacramento will host the final match between the clubs on April 3rd.
The Lakers are reeling have lost both games of a back-to-back set versus the Bucks (116-131) and severely shorthanded Blazers (105-107) on Tuesday/Wednesday. The Warriors lost 115-113 in their Thursday match versus the Knicks.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Warriors taking two of the three contests. The Warriors have won 210 of the 402 matches played versus the Kings all-time.
Los Angeles Lakers
While many were shocked the Lakers were one of the eight teams that stood pat at the trade deadline the reality is they didn’t have much leeway to work with.
Nobody was going to take on Russell Westbrook’s $44.2M contract for this season and watch him opt-in to his $47M next season and have to deal with the blowback from their fanbase.
Rumor has it the Rockets did consider swapping John Wall but wanted something in return (read: draft picks) but the Lakers didn’t bite.
As sad as it was to see the defeated looks on LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ faces at the end of the losing effort versus the cut and paste Blazers squad they are just as much to blame as Rob Pelinka and the Lakers front office.
That group pushed for the Westbrook trade and it was initiated by LeBron who fancies himself a GM and has frequently put his hands into the design of rosters.
So to now blame Russ or Frank Vogel is inane. And, to think your opponents would simply give you the better deal for your screw-up is short-sighted and frankly arrogant.
I never felt this team fit and no I’m not always right. The teams that offer the best entertainment are the Grizzlies, Heat, Suns, Raptors etc that for the most part have been grown organically and have a culture so I can’t say I’m upset by this turn of events.
I prefer a league of parity and not one where large markets have the benefit of being able to lure talent or purchase superstars and then get copious players to sign for a fraction of what they would charge 95 percent of the competition.
Dwight Howard (back) and Davis (wrist) are probable while Westbrook (back) and James (knee) are questionable for Saturday. Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) and Kendrick Nunn (knee) are out indefinitely.
Golden State Warriors
Another of the eight teams who didn’t make any trades at the deadline. Unlike the Lakers, this team is stacked with depth not just with stars but also with young developing talents. In fact, they are the perfect marriage of experience and youth.
The last year allowed Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano et al to gain experience in the system and develop via additional playing time. Already ensconced in the Dubs culture this season there was the natural transition to reintegrating Curry, Green, and eventually Thompson.
Consider where the Lakers might be now if LeBron had been willing to be more patient and invest in the development of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Alex Caruso, and Ivica Zubac ALL of whom were on the roster in his first season!
Moreover, what if James and Davis hadn’t been in such a rush to force AD’s way to LA a year early? If he played out his contract for one more season the above group could all have developed under LeBron and Davis could’ve signed in free agency with all of them still there.
Andre Iguodala (hip) is questionable for Saturday. Draymond Green (calf) and James Wiseman (knee) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 3-6-1 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors tend to bounce back from losses and I’m not sure there is a team they enjoy beating more than the Lakers so this might get ugly for the Lakers in a hurry.
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