Warriors vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 5/8/23
Los Angeles Lakers (50-42) vs Golden State Warriors (49-43)
Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in Game 4 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 114.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.6 points and 5.2 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.4 points and 2 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is dishing 3.6 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22.1 points and 10.3 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.2 points and 13.9 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Conference Semifinals games. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 37-18-2 in Warriors last 57 road games. The over is 12-5 in Lakers last 17 overall. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored at home for obvious reasons, and AD has completely dominated in 2 of the 3 games. Another comfortable win for the Lakers should surprise nobody. With that said, the Warriors have built a reputation of bouncing back in playoff games, and they're not going to go down this easily. The Warriors are a championship roster with guys who have been in these spots countless times, and they've outright won 8 of their last 14 playoff games as an underdog. I'll take my chances with the free points.
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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +3.5
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