Lakers vs. Warriors Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Warriors as 1-point favorites over the Lakers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 204.5 points. Los Angeles enters play with a 36-34 overall record while Golden State is 40-31 overall and 23-10 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Warriors opened as 1-point home favorites for this game and that’s where the line currently sits at the majority of both online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 205 and has been bet down to 204 or 204.5 depending on the book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Lakers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest NBA trends, The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Golden State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-14 ATS in their last 18 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win.
The Los Angeles Lakers (36-34 SU, 29-40-1 ATS, 35-34-1 O/U) have lost two in a row though they just did get Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back against Washington. They fell on Friday night, 103-100, giving 11.5 at home. Golden State beat Washington on Saturday, 101-92, giving 8.5 at home. The . The Lakers just got Gasol and Bryant back for the Wizards game but blew a huge lead before fading in the second half. Gasol might have been rusty after not playing for 20 games and played just 20 minutes on Friday. The Lakers are 3.5 games behind Golden State in the Western Conference. The Lakers are in eighth place and Golden State is in sixth. Bryant missed the last two games with a sprained ankle and the flu before playing on Saturday. The Warriors did beat a tired and short-handed Washington team on Saturday, but leading scorer Stephen Curry sprained his ankle late in the game. He's expected to play but the one day of rest might not be enough. The Lakers have dominated this series, winning six straight games and won the first game on Nov. 9, 101-77. They have too much size for the Warriors, led by Dwight Howard, who should dominate a fragile Andrew Bogut. Expect the size to wear the Warriors down.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +1