Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 4/9/2024

The Golden State Warriors (43-35) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (45-34) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. The Warriors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Lakers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

The Warriors beat the Jazz in their most recent game, ending with a score of 118-110. Heading into the second half, the Warriors were leading 68-54.

In their most recent five games, the Warriors are 4-1 and have an overall record of 43-35. When playing against Western Conference teams, the Warriors are 23-25 compared to 20-10 in non-conference games.

Golden State possesses an ATS record of 42-35 for this season, including their ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. The Warriors have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 25-26 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Los Angeles’ most recently played the Timberwolves and lost with a final score of 127-117. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Lakers couldn’t cover as +2 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 217.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

When you look at the Lakers’ last ten games, they are 8-2 and come into today’s game with a 45-34 overall record. On the road, the Lakers are 17-21 this season while going 28-13 at home.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 37-42 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 17-21, as opposed to a 20-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

The Warriors step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.8 points per game (8th).

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 8th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 118.1 points compared to 117.6 at home.

In terms of pace, Golden State is 11th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game. They are also 11th in field goal percentage at 47%.

One area where the Warriors have excelled is three-point shooting. They are 3rd in the NBA in made threes at 14.7 per game and 6th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Lakers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.9 points per game (7th).

This season, the Lakers are one of the most efficient offenses in the league, ranking 3rd in field goal percentage and 7th in true shooting percentage. They are also one of the top teams in free throw attempts, ranking 3rd in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 7th in the NBA at 117.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging 119.0 points per game, which is 8th in the league. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 3rd in the NBA.

One area where the Lakers have struggled is offensive rebounding, as they are last in the league in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Lakers are 24th in made threes but are 7th in three-point percentage.

Warriors Team Defense

The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 115.4 points per contest. So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 9th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.7 times per game vs. Golden State.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 117.3 points per game (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Lakers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.2% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Warriors And Lakers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Stephen Curry is set to be the main scorer for the Warriors, recording 26 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.5 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate LeBron James to be the top scorer for the Lakers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 25, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.6%, and he is contributing 25.4 points per game on average.

Warriors vs Lakers Trends

  • Although Golden State has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 118 points per game in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Golden State has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction

Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 137-131, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -2.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234, and our model projects the Warriors and Lakers to reach a combined total of 268 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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