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

In their most recent game, the Warriors fell to the Mavericks by a score of 109-99. the Warriors not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 208 points fell short of the set over/under line of 234.

As they prepare for their matchup against the Lakers, the Warriors are focused on improving their record of 34-31, which is above .500. Currently, the team is ranked 10th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Pacific division.

Golden State has an overall ATS record of 35-29 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Warriors have an ATS record of 21-10 compared to a 14-19 record vs. the spread at home.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Lakers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Kings with a final score of 120-107. The Lakers not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -2.5 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 227 points fell short of the set over/under line of 238.5.

With a 36-31 record, the Lakers are above .500 as they prepare to face the Warriors. In Western Conference play, the Lakers are 24-22 and have gone 12-9 in non-conference games.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-37 so far this season. The Lakers are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 14-21 record against the spread as favorites.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

Today, the Warriors enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.2 points per game (8th).

On the road this season, the Warriors are averaging 118.8 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 8th in scoring at 118.2 points per game.

Golden State has outscored the NBA scoring average in 60% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in made threes per game (14.8) and 6th in three-point shooting percentage (37%).

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Lakers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.1 points per game (10th).

This season, the Lakers have been one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 117.1 points per game (10th). At home, they have been even better, scoring 118.2 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 3rd in the league at 49%.

One area where the Lakers have struggled is offensive rebounds, as they are last in the NBA with just 8.1 per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Lakers are 8th in three-point percentage but are last in three-point attempts.

Warriors Team Defense

Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.7 points per game. The Golden State defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Golden State.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 58.2% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.3% and allowing 37.8% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Warriors And Lakers

For today’s matchup, we project Stephen Curry to lead the scoring for the Warriors, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 9/20. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.9 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds.

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. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 25.2 points per game.

Warriors vs Lakers Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Golden State has an ATS record of just 8-2. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Across the Lakers last three home games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • The last five games that Golden State was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Although the Lakers have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-4.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction

In this Warriors vs. Lakers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Warriors at +3.5. While we project the Lakers to win 118-116, our recommendation is to bet on the Warriors for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 238, and our model projects the Warriors and Lakers to reach a combined total of 234 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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