Lakers vs. Warriors Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Lakers cover a big spread on the road without their leader when they face the Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
525 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 526 Golden State Warriors
Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:30PM ET – Chase Center
TV – TNT
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lakers are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Warriors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on the Warriors as the home underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers win sixth straight
Los Angeles is riding a six-game win streak right now, as they are coming off a 118-109 win at home over the Pelicans. They are 4-2 against the spread during this streak. The Lakers are 44-12 on the season, 23-5 on the road, 30-25-1 against the spread and 28-28 with the over/under total.
The Lakers are averaging 114.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 107.4 points per game while opponents shoot 44.7 percent from the field. LeBron James is out tonight due to a groin injury. LeBron is averaging 25.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Warriors beat up again
Golden State is coming off a 112-94 loss at home to the Kings on Tuesday. They have dropped seven straight while failing to cover in their last three. The Warriors are now 12-46 on the season, 7-22 at home, 27-31 against the spread and 32-26 with the under.
The Warriors are putting up 106 points per game on offense this season while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 115.1 points per game on defense, while opponents shoot 47.6 percent from the field. Draymond Green is expected to play despite a pelvis injury. Stephen Curry is expected back soon, but will not play tonight as he recovers from his broken hand. Andrew Wiggins is leading the team with 19.2 points per game, while Green averages 8.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 5-12-1 against the spread in their last 18 games playing on 1 day of rest and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games against a team with a losing home record.
The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven against a winning team and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a double-digit loss at home.
The Lakers have won both meetings with the Warriors this season, but Golden State covered at home on Feb. 8. The Lakers are clearly the better team, but without LeBron, I don’t know that Los Angeles is really all that special. Davis is great, but it’s not like the Pelicans were amazing with him. LeBron creates a lot of offense and defense for Los Angeles. Without him, I can’t trust them as a 10-point favorite on the road. The Warriors aren’t good, but there’s a little buzz with Curry returning. Perhaps Green will start to find his motivation again.
NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors +10.5