Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/16/2024

The Golden State Warriors (34-31) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (36-31) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ABC. Both the Warriors and Lakers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

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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 Mavericks with a final score of 109-99. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 48-42, the Warriors picked up the win.

With an overall record of 34-31, the Warriors are 10th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Pacific division. In their last five games, they’ve gone 2-3.

Golden State has an overall ATS record of 35-29 for the season so far. In their last two games as underdogs, the Warriors have faced ATS losses, and they have a 21-21 record against the spread as favorites.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Lakers lost to the Kings with a final score of 120-107. The Lakers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 60-56.

In their last ten games, the Lakers are 6-4 and have an overall record of 36-31. In the Western Conference standings, the Lakers are currently in 9th place, while in the Pacific division, they are 4th.

So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 30-37. In their last two home games, Los Angeles has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 17-18 at home compared to 13-19 on the road.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 118.2 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 118.2 points per game (8th). On the road, Golden State is even better, averaging 118.8 points per game (2nd).

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Warriors have been held below the NBA scoring average in 40% of their games this season. In their last three games, they have scored less than their season average.

Golden State’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot. They are 2nd in the league in three-pointers made per game (14.8) and 3rd in three-point attempts (39.5). Overall, the Warriors are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (6th).

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 117.1 points per game (10th).

At home this season, the Lakers are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in the league with an average of 117.1 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA at 100.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Lakers are 3rd in the league at 49%. However, they are just 26th in three-pointers made per game and 30th in three-point attempts. So far, they have made 37% of their three-point attempts.

Overall, the Lakers are 7th in the NBA in assists and 7th in free throw attempts. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are last in the league with an average of 8.1 per game.

Warriors Team Defense

At this time, the Warriors’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 116.7 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Warriors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.7% from downtown.

Lakers Team Defense

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 22nd in the NBA, permitting 117.6 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.8% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Warriors And Lakers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Stephen Curry as the primary point contributor for the Warriors, finishing with 27 points while maintaining a 9/20 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 26.9 points per game along with 4.4 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place LeBron James as the leading scorer for the Lakers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 25 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.7%, and he is contributing 25.2 points per game on average.

Warriors vs Lakers Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Golden State has an ATS mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Warriors have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Lakers vs. Warriors game, we suggest taking the Warriors at +3.5. Even though our predictions have the Lakers winning 118-115, we see the Warriors as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237, and our model projects the Warriors and Lakers to reach a combined total of 233 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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