Warriors vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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The Golden State Warriors (34-30) are five-point favorites against the Los Angeles Lakers (30-34) on March 5, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena in a matchup pitting one of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA (Warriors, second in points scored per game) versus one of the worst defensively (Lakers, 25th in points allowed). The over/under is 234.5 points for the contest.

How to bet Warriors vs. Lakers

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Warriors as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -199 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +167 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Warriors vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Warriors vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Warriors’ 64 games this season, they have 31 wins against the spread. Golden State has been chosen as the favorite in 42 games this year and has walked away with the win 27 times (64.3%) in those games. The Warriors have hit the over in 54.7% of their opportunities this year (35 times in 64 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Lakers are 30-32-2 this year. Los Angeles has won 19 of the 47 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (40.4%). Lakers games this year have hit the over on 32 of 64 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Warriors Leaders
Stephen Curry 38 29.4 6.3 6.4 1 0.4 4.9
Klay Thompson 52 22.1 4.1 2.5 0.7 0.3 4.3
Jordan Poole 64 21 2.8 4.6 0.8 0.2 2.6
Donte DiVincenzo 54 9.3 4.4 3.3 1.4 0.1 2.1
Jonathan Kuminga 52 9.1 3.3 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.7


Lakers Leaders
Anthony Davis 39 26.1 12.4 2.4 1.1 2.1 0.4
Malik Beasley 63 13.3 3.6 1.7 0.9 0.1 3.1
Lonnie Walker IV 47 12.9 2.1 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.8
Dennis Schroder 50 12.6 2.5 4.6 0.7 0.1 1.2
Rui Hachimura 46 11.9 4.7 1 0.3 0.4 0.9
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Warriors vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: D’Angelo Russell: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors

Golden State is surrendering 117.2 points per game this year (23rd-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, posting 118.2 points per contest (second-best). The Warriors are putting up 119.4 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 116.8 points per contest. The Warriors’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 116.6 points a contest compared to the 118.2 they’ve averaged this season.

Golden State has been getting things done in terms of three-point shooting this year, ranking best in the NBA in treys per game (16.5) and fourth-best in three-point percentage (38.4%). The Warriors have taken 52.3% two-pointers and 47.7% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 61.6% are two-pointers and 38.4% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is eighth in the league in points scored (116.8 per game) and 25th in points conceded (117.8). At home, the Lakers average 117.6 points per game. Away, they score 116.1. In their past 10 games, the Lakers are tallying 114.9 points per contest, compared to their season average of 116.8.

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). And it is fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 34%. The Lakers take 34.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.7% of the Lakers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 75.3% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Lakers, and we project that Lakers will cover the spread (Warriors -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 234.5 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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