Warriors at Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 2/23/23

Los Angeles Lakers (27-32) vs Golden State Warriors (29-29)

Game Info: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 238 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Golden State Warriors Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.4 points and 6.4 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.4 points and 2.5 assists. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Wiggins is dishing 2.3 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 30 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 26 points and 12.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

Warriors vs Lakers Trends

The Warriors are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lakers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 15-5-1 in Warriors last 21 overall. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Warriors on the road a little over a week ago and now get them at home and have health on their side. The Golden State Warriors are still down Curry and Wiggins is doubtful. This is as healthy as the Lakers have been in quite some time, and they simply need to take advantage of games like this at home if they're going to sneak into the playoffs. It's do-or-die time for the Lakers. I'll lay the points.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

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