Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Pick 3/5/22

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Golden State Warriors (43-20 SU, 30-29-4 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (27-35 SU, 26-36-0 ATS)
When: Saturday March 05 2022, 08:30 PM (ET)
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Point Spread: GSW -5.5/LAL +5.5(Opened GSW -5.5 at )
Total: 224.5 (Opened at 224.5)
Money Line: Golden State Warriors -260/Los Angeles Lakers +204
Power Rating: GSW -5

Probable Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, SG Jordan Poole, SF Klay Thompson, PF Andrew Wiggins, C Kevon Looney

Los Angeles Lakers PG Russell Westbrook, SG Malik Monk, SF Austin Reaves, PF Carmelo Anthony, C LeBron James Q

Key Injuries

Draymond Green: calf (OUT) Andre Iguodala: back (OUT) James Wiseman: knee (OUT)

Anthony Davis: ankle (OUT) Kendrick Nunn: ankle (OUT) Austin Reaves: ankle (PROBABLE)

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:30 PM ET at the Staples Center.

Recent Form

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 43-20, placing them 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 17-13. Over the Warriors’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, Golden State is averaging 115.0 points per game, 4.0 points more than their season average of 110.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Golden State’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 114.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 104.3. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, the team fell to Dallas by a score of 122-113.

The Los Angeles Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 27-35, placing them 9th in the Western Conference. So far, Los Angeles is above .500 at home, holding a record of 18-16. Over the Lakers’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Los Angeles’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 104.0 points per game. Combined, the Lakers’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Lakers are allowing an average of 114.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 112.7. In the Los Angeles Lakers’ most recent game, the team fell to the LA Clippers by a score of 132-111.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Golden State travels to take on the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors’ leading scorer is Stephen Curry. Through 58 games, Curry is averaging 25 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. So far, the Lakers are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.83% of their games, placing them 13rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, averaging 28 points across his 49 games. Throughout the season, James has outscored his season average in 55.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, James will need to do so against a Warriors defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 42.11%. This figure is good for a rank of 5th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Golden State Warriors are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 19 of Golden State’s 30 games, leading to a winning percentage of 74%. So far, the Los Angeles Lakers have played 43 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 43 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Golden State picked up a 117-115 win.

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How the Public is Betting the Warriors vs Lakers

67% are betting the Warriors against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 224.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Warriors are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite.
  • Warriors are 4-16-2 ATS in their last 22 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Lakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Lakers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, both the Warriors and Lakers have been on skids vs the spread, with Golden State dropping three straight and LA four. Look for the Warriors to get back on track as they pick up both a straight-up and ATS win. Throughout the season, they have been a far more efficient offensive unit than the Lakers. On the defensive end of the floor, they have also been tough on teams looking to get to the paint. et your Warriors/Lakers pick and ALL your bets today for FREE by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook! It’s the best sportsbook bonus you’ll ever find on the web!