A contest pitting one of the NBA’s poorest defensive teams versus one of the best offensive teams will see the Los Angeles Lakers (27-32, 25th in points conceded per game) play the Golden State Warriors (29-29, second in points scored) at Crypto.com Arena on February 23, 2023. The Lakers are 6.5-point favorites. A 238.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Lakers vs. Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -249 odds to pick up the win, while the Warriors are listed at +205 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 238.5 points.
Lakers vs. Warriors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 23, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Warriors Betting Trends
In the Lakers’ 59 games this season, they have 27 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 16 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (62.5%) in those games. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 31 out of 58 opportunities (53.4%).
The Warriors have 26 wins against the spread in 58 games this season. Golden State has won 30% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (6-14). Warriors games this year have eclipsed the over/under 35 times in 58 opportunities (60.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers: Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Foot)
Warriors: Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip), Stephen Curry: Out (Leg), Andrew Wiggins: Out (Personal), Gary Payton: Out (Abdominal), Ryan Rollins: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is putting up 117 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 118.2 points per contest (25th-ranked). The Lakers are posting 117.9 points per game this year at home, which is 1.7 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (116.2). The Lakers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 117.2 points per contest compared to the 117 they’ve averaged this season.
When it comes to three-pointers, Los Angeles has been inefficient, as it ranks second-worst in the league in three-pointers made (10.4 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (33.7%). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Lakers have taken 65.5% two-pointers (accounting for 75.8% of the team’s buckets) and 34.5% threes (24.2%).
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
In 2022-23, Golden State is second-best in the league offensively (118.6 points scored per game) but fourth-worst defensively (118.5 points conceded). At home, the Warriors score 120.2 points per game. On the road, they score 117. The Warriors have played better offensively over their previous 10 games, averaging 123.2 points per contest, 4.6 more than their season average of 118.6.
Golden State is the best squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (16.6 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.6%). The Warriors take 47.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 38.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 52.3% of their shots, with 61.5% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this contest is the Lakers, and we project that Warriors will cover the spread (Lakers -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 238.5 points.
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