Warriors vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Western Conference Semifinals Game 2

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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

Point Spread

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.

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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).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Warriors Leaders
Stephen Curry 56 29.4 6.1 6.3 0.9 0.4 4.9
Klay Thompson 69 21.9 4.1 2.4 0.7 0.4 4.4
Jordan Poole 82 20.4 2.7 4.5 0.8 0.3 2.6
Andrew Wiggins 37 17.1 5 2.3 1.2 0.8 2.4
Jonathan Kuminga 67 9.9 3.4 1.9 0.6 0.5 0.8


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 55 28.9 8.3 6.8 0.9 0.6 2.2
Anthony Davis 56 25.9 12.5 2.6 1.1 2 0.3
D’Angelo Russell 71 17.8 3 6.2 1 0.4 2.7
Austin Reaves 64 13 3 3.4 0.5 0.3 1.3
Malik Beasley 81 12.7 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.1 2.9
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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.

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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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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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