Warriors vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 5/6/23

Los Angeles Lakers (49-42) vs Golden State Warriors (49-42)

Game Info: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Saturday in Game 3 of the NBA West Second Round Playoffs at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.4 points and 5.4 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.1 points and 2.2 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is dishing 3.3 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22.3 points and 10.6 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 20.8 points and 14 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 37-17-2 in Warriors last 56 road games. The over is 12-4 in Lakers last 16 overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored at home, and it's the home team that's won 7 of the last 10 meetings between these clubs. However, the Warriors as underdogs are hard to pass up given their championship experience and shooting ability that takes the crowd out of games real quick. The Warriors have also won 12 of their last 21 playoff games as underdogs, and are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 playoff games as underdogs. I'll grab the free bucket with the Warriors on the road.

Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +3

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