Warriors vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, October 18

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The Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The Lakers are 7.5-point underdogs in the game, the season opener for both teams. The over/under for the matchup is set at 223.5 points.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Warriors as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -298 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +241 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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Warriors vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Arena: Chase Center

Warriors vs. Lakers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Warriors were 41-38-3 last season. Golden State finished 44-18 in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 71% of those games). Last season, 34 of the Warriors’ 82 games hit the over.

The Lakers’ record against the spread last season was 36-46-0. Los Angeles won 10, or 25.6%, of the 39 games it played as underdogs last season. Out of 82 Lakers games last season, 47 went over the total.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Stephen Curry 64 25.5 5.2 6.3 1.3 0.3 4.5
Klay Thompson 32 20.4 3.9 2.8 0.5 0.5 3.6
Jordan Poole 76 18.5 3.4 4 0.8 0.3 2.8
Andrew Wiggins 73 17.2 4.5 2.2 1 0.7 2.2
Donte DiVincenzo 42 9 4 2.8 1.1 0.2 1.8


LeBron James 56 30.3 8.2 6.2 1.3 1.1 2.9
Anthony Davis 40 23.2 9.9 3 1.3 2.3 0.3
Russell Westbrook 78 18.5 7.4 7 0.9 0.3 1
Dennis Schroder 64 13.5 3.3 4.6 0.9 0.1 1.3
Carmelo Anthony 69 13.3 4.2 1 0.7 0.8 2.2
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Warriors vs. Lakers Injury Report

Warriors: Patrick Baldwin Jr.: Questionable (Thumb), Andre Iguodala: Out (Injury Management)

Lakers: Troy Brown: Out (Back), Thomas Bryant: Out (Thumb), Russell Westbrook: Probable (Hamstring), LeBron James: Probable (Foot), Anthony Davis: Probable (Lower Back), Dennis Schroder: Out (Thumb)

What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors

Golden State was 15th in the NBA in points scored (111 per game) and fourth-best in points conceded (105.5) last season. The Warriors posted 113 points per game last year at home, which was four more points than they averaged when playing on the road (109).

Last year, Golden State was third-best in the league in 3-point makes (14.3 per game), and it ranked No. 7 in 3-point percentage (36.4%). Last year, the Warriors attempted 45.5% of their shots from beyond the arc, and 54.5% from inside it. In terms of makes, 35.4% of the Warriors’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 64.6% were 2-pointers.

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles’ defensive performance was fourth-worst in the NBA last season with 115.1 points allowed per contest, but offensively it was more effective, scoring 112.1 points per game (11th-ranked in league). The Lakers scored more points at home (112.4 per game) than away (111.8) last season.

With 12 three-pointers per game, Los Angeles was 18th in the NBA. It owned a 34.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranked 22nd in the league. The Lakers took 61.2% two-pointers and 38.8% from beyond the arc last year. Of the team’s baskets, 71.2% were two-pointers and 28.8% were threes.

Warriors vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Warriors, and we predict that Warriors will cover the spread (Warriors -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 223.5 points.

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How to bet Warriors vs. Lakers

You can bet on Warriors vs. Lakers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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