Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to pick up some more momentum prior to the postseason when they hit the road to take on a Los Angeles Lakers team that is both, banged-up and has nothing left to play for. Now, let’s find out if the Dubs can cover the chalk as a big, 13-point road favorite when this one goes down live from the STAPLES Center on Thursday night.
Warriors vs Lakers NBA Odds, Preview & Pick for Wednesday Night
business trip 💼 pic.twitter.com/uIpG4ygqZi— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 4, 2019
- When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 PM ET
- Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: TNT
- Radio: TuneIn/NBA
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- Opening NBA Odds: Golden State -13 (total 227)
Why Bet On Golden State?
The Warriors have won two straight and four of five and come into this contest off a statement-making 116-102 win over Denver on Tuesday. DeMarcus Cousins scored a team-high 28 points and added 13 rebounds while Kevin Durant added 21 points in the win. The Dubs shot an incendiary 54.5 percent from the floor in the win that helped them open up a two-game lead on the second place Nuggets in the race for home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.
“You want that home court as long as you can get it,” Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson told reporters. “That was a huge game for us tonight. It was a goal of ours at the start of the season, and we’re looking forward to locking that down in the next couple of games.”
Golden State ranks second in scoring (117.7 ppg) and 16th in points allowed (111.4 ppg).
- Total Score: 117.69
- Field Goal Percentage: 49.01
- Three-Point Percentage: 38.29
- Free Throw Percentage: 80.05
- Total Rebounds: 46.16
- Total Score: 111.39
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.40
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.79
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.50
- Total Rebounds: 44.08
Wby Bet On Los Angeles?
The Lakers had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 119-103 road loss against Oklahoma City on Tuesday and haven’t beaten a Western Conference team bound for the playoff since way back on Feb. 21. L.A. got a team-high 23 points from veteran guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Russell Westbrook’s tremendous effort of 20 points, 21 assists and 20 rebounds, which was just the second 20-20-20 game in league history.
“I thought we brought the energy level that it takes to win,” Lakers head coach Luke Walton said of his team’s effort against the Thunder.
The Lakers are averaging a respectable 112.0 points per game (15th) but L.A. also allows 113.7 points per contest defensively (21st).
- Total Score: 112.04
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.22
- Three-Point Percentage: 33.40
- Free Throw Percentage: 69.96
- Total Rebounds: 46.19
- Total Score: 113.69
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.24
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.94
- Free Throw Percentage: 78.21
- Total Rebounds: 47.03
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Golden State has scored at least 116 points in each of their last five games while topping that figure eight times in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors have topped the 130-point mark twice in their last three games and the Dubs have a look of seriousness about them right now that means the Lakers are in deep trouble in this affair.
Golden State has gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Conversely, the Lakers are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Keep it simple NBA roundball bettors. Golden State wins and covers the big spread.
Pick: Golden State 121 LA Lakers 105