Lakers vs Warriors Prediction - NBA Picks 5/2/23

Golden State Warriors (48-41) vs Los Angeles Lakers (48-41)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)

Betting Odds: Golden State Warriors -4.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors meet Tuesday in Game 1 of the NBA West Second Round Playoffs at the Golden 1 Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 40.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22.2 points and 11.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 20.8 points and 13.7 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game.

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 33.7 points and 4.9 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.6 points and 2.1 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is dishing 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Conference Semifinals games. The Warriors are 40-18-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Conference Semifinals games. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Warriors last 15 home games. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers played with a sense of urgency in their road opener against the Grizzlies, and you'd expect them to do the same here. The Lakers are the more rested side, having not played since Friday, and they're an experienced group that knows the importance of stealing home court as soon as possible. The Golden State Warriors are jumping right back into another series after 7 games with the Kings and Curry, Klay and Draymond are logging heavy minutes. Curry's 273.8 minutes are the most of any player in these playoffs right now. A rested LeBron and AD will have their chances. I expect a tight game. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +4.5

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