Warriors vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 5/12/23

Los Angeles Lakers (51-43) vs Golden State Warriors (50-44)

Game Info: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in Game 6 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 114.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.3 points and 6.2 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.4 points and 2 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is dishing 3.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22.8 points and 10.1 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.5 points and 13.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 17-38-1 ATS in their last 56 road games and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 Friday games. The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 road games. The over is 13-6 in Lakers last 19 overall. The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers re going to be favored because they're at home, but the Warriors have been in every game this series and a bounce here or a bounce there, they're the ones leading this series. I said in my game 5 write up that I didn't believe the Warriors were dead. The Warriors are coming off probably their best showing of the series and Poole showed flashes of breaking out of this funk, which will be key here. The Warriors have outright won 8 of their last 15 playoff games as underdogs. I'll take a shot with the free bucket and the road team. 

Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +2.5

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