Golden State Warriors vs LA Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 4/9/24

LA Lakers (46-34) vs Golden State Warriors (43-35)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Lakers -128 / Golden State Warriors +109 --- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors and LA Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Warriors vs Lakers prediction.

Golden State Warriors Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors recently beat the Jazz and Rockets, while splitting two games with the Mavericks. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.5 points and 5 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 17.6 points and 2.3 assists. Jonathan Kuminga is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Wiggins is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

LA Lakers Betting Preview

The LA Lakers recently beat the Wizards and Cavaliers while losing to the Timberwolves. The LA Lakers are averaging 117.9 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.5 points and 12.6 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The LA Lakers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The LA Lakers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (94.0).
  • The Warriors rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.8).
  • The Warriors rank 29th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.3).

Warriors vs Lakers prediction

Massive game, as the Lakers and Warriors are fighting for positioning in the play-in tournament. If the Warriors and Lakers stay in the 10/9 seeds, this game could determine home court in the play-in game. Of course, the Lakers have a chance to move out of the play-in tournament if they keep winning. However, the Lakers still have a banged up LeBron and AD, and despite them playing, they've been game time decisions and Bron missed the game against the Timberwolves. While Wiggins is questionable, the Warriors are much healthier. Also, the Warriors have won the last two games against the Lakers, which includes a game less than a month ago where they scored 128 points. Give me the free bucket with the Warriors.

Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +2.5

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