Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers - 5/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (42-30) vs Golden State Warriors (39-33)
Game Info: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in the West NBA Playoffs play-in at the Staples Center.
The Golden State Warriors enter this contest on a six-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32 points and 5.8 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers enter this contest on a five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.7 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.8 points and 3.1 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall. The under is 15-7 in Lakers last 22 Wednesday games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors have been one of the hotter teams in the league over the last month or so, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 12.6 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are winning their last five games by an average of 7.2 points and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.6 points. With all that said, the Warriors are a tough team to turndown with free points based on how the entire team is playing and the fact Curry is the X-factor here with his ability to get scorching hot. The Warriors have a shot to win this game outright. Give me the points.