The Los Angeles Lakers will look to overcome the odds as 7-point underdogs for Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on Thursday, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Lakers have a 1-0 lead in the series. A 226.5-point over/under is set in this matchup.
How to bet Warriors vs. Lakers
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Warriors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -285 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +228 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Warriors vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, May 4, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Arena: Chase Center
Warriors vs. Lakers Betting Trends
The Warriors have 39 wins against the spread in 82 games this season. Golden State has come away with 37 wins in the 58 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Warriors games this year have gone over the total in 45 out of 82 opportunities (54.9%).
The Lakers have played 82 games, with 40 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 45.1% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (23-28). Lakers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 52.4% of the time (43 out of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Warriors: Ryan Rollins: Out (Foot), Andre Iguodala: Out (Wrist), Patrick Baldwin Jr.: Questionable (Toe)
Lakers: Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Foot), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
Golden State has been carried by its offense, as it ranks second-best in the NBA by averaging 118.9 points per game. It ranks 21st in the league in points allowed (117.1 per contest). At home, the Warriors are scoring 1.5 more points per game (119.7) than they are in road games (118.2). The Warriors have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 119.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, one point more than the 118.9 they’ve scored this year.
Golden State is playing well when it comes to three-point shooting, as it ranks best in the league in threes (16.6 per game) and second-best in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (38.5%). The Warriors have taken 52.1% two-pointers and 47.9% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 61.5% are two-pointers and 38.5% are threes.
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is sixth in the NBA offensively (117.2 points scored per game) and 20th on defense (116.6 points conceded). The Lakers score 117 points per game at home, and 117.3 on the road. In their past 10 games, the Lakers are posting 115.7 points per contest, compared to their season average of 117.2.
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 24th in the league in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). The Lakers take 65% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.8% of the Lakers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 25.2% are 3-pointers.
Warriors vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick
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