The Los Angeles Lakers (23-23) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (19-23) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Chase Center in San Francisco and televised on ABC. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bulls. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Lakers vs Warriors
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
The Lakers clinched a 141-132 win over the Bulls in their previous game. Not only did the Lakers win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -5.5 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 228.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
If the Lakers win their next game against the Warriors, they will have a winning record and move above .500. In their home games, the Lakers are 17-8 compared to their 6-15 record on the road.
Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 20-26 for the season so far. In their two most recent home games, Los Angeles has covered the spread and they are 12-13 ATS at home compared to 8-13 on the road.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Warriors will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Kings with a final score of 134-133. Turning the tide, the Warriors picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 75-72.
Coming into their matchup against the Lakers, the Warriors are 19-23 and have a below .500 record. They are currently 12th in the Western Conference and are 5th in the Pacific division.
Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 20-21 so far this season. The Warriors currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 8-16 vs. the spread as the favorite.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Los Angeles has recorded an average of 115.4 points per game (14th) throughout 46 games games.
This season, the Lakers have been a below-average three-point shooting team, ranking 30th in three-point attempts per game and 28th in three-point makes per game. Overall, they are 16th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.
When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 14th in the league at 115.4 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 116.7 points compared to 113.8 on the road.
So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the league at 100.5 possessions per game.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 118 points per game.
At home, the Warriors are 12th in the league in scoring at 117.2 points per game. Overall, they are 10th in the NBA at 118 points per contest.
Golden State is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, making an average of 14.9 threes per game. They are also 4th in three-point attempts at 39.7 per contest.
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game.
Lakers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 17th in the league at 116.2 points per game allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Bulls, the Lakers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 132 points.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 118.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 54.8% of their games. The Golden State defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Golden State.
Key Players For The Lakers And Warriors
In today’s game, we anticipate Anthony Davis leading the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 23 points while shooting 9/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 24.9 points per game along with 12.2 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Stephen Curry as the leading scorer for the Warriors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.8 points per game.
Lakers vs Warriors Trends
- Across the Lakers last ten road games, the team averaged 116 points per game while allowing 123. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 2-8 straight-up.
- Golden State has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 119 points per game while allowing 122. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
- The last three games that Golden State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
Lakers vs Warriors Prediction
The Lakers come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 239.5 and given that our model is projecting 231 points between the teams, we like the under.
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