Warriors vs. Lakers Prediction

Warriors vs. Lakers, 3/5/22 NBA Predictions & betting Odds

ABC will carry Saturday night’s NBA matchup in L.A. between the Lakers and Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET. With both teams in current funks, what is the best bet when it comes to tonight’s conference matchup?

Game Snapshot

543 Golden State Warriors (-6.5) at 544 Los Angeles Lakers (+6.5); o/u 225.5

8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 5, 2022

Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA


Golden State Warriors DFS Notes

Klay Thompson shot 6-of-17 from the field for 16 points and added three rebounds, two assists and a block Thursday as the Warriors fell to the Mavericks. Thompson returned from a two-game absence due to illness, and his performance certainly looked sickly. In a rare instance of inefficiency, he posted the “Dillon Brooks Special” with more shot attempts than points. Thompson has been a top-90 per-game player this season, so there's no need to worry about a subpar performance against a formidable defense.

Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes

LeBron James finished with 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two triples and a block as the Lakers fell to the Clippers 132-111 on Thursday. The Lakers came into this one on a three-game skid, and the team wasn’t able to stop the bleeding Thursday. In three prior games post All-Star break, King James averaged 26.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.0 triples, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks, so Thursday’s showing was right on par with what he’s been doing lately. James has now lost seven straight to his former coach Tyronn Lue since Lue became head coach of the Clippers. Fantasy managers will continue to take the strong performances from James, but there’s got to be a nagging sense of dread that he’ll get shut down if losses continue to pile up.

Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

With both teams struggling ATS, the better bet is to go with the total. The over is 6-1-1 in the Warriors’ last eight games overall, is 6-0-1 in their last seven games following an ATS loss and is 5-1-1 in their last seven games when favored. On the other side, the over is 6-2 in the Lakers’ last eight games as an underdog and has hit the last four times L.A. has played on a Saturday.


Recent NBA Discussions


NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail 2023 NBA Championship Odds Even though they came up short in their bid to win last year’s title, the Celtics are the current favorites to win the NBA Championship in 2023-24. What are their odds and...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Celtics Game 6 Prediction Will the Celtics stave off elimination on Thursday night when they host the Warriors for Game 6 of the NBA Finals at 9:00 p.m. ET? Better yet, will Boston...
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 6 Predictions The Boston Celtics look to force a Game 7 when they host the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Warriors Game 5 Prediction Following the Warriors’ Game 4 victory on Friday night, the 2022 NBA Finals is essentially now a three-game series. With the venues shifting from TD Garden...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Celtics Prediction The Celtics will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Warriors when the NBA Finals continues at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday night. With the way Golden...