Warriors vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the Golden State Warriors inch closer to home-court in the West when they go on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 10:30PM ET?
529 Golden State Warriors vs. 530 Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday, April 4, 2019
10:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -13 points against the Lakers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228 points. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors closing in on top seed
Golden State is coming off a 116-102 win over Denver at home on Tuesday for its fourth win in five games. The Warriors are 53-24 on the season, 28-11 at home, 33-43-1 against the spread and 41-36 with the under. Golden State has a 1.5-game lead over Denver in the West with five games remaining.
The Warriors are putting up 117.7 points per game this season while shooting 49 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 111.4 points per game while opponents shoot 44.4 percent from the field. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game to lead Golden State. Kevin Durant adds 26.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per contest.
Los Angeles is coming off a 119-103 loss at Oklahoma City. That loss actually snapped a five-game cover streak for the Lakers. L.A. is 35-43 on the season, 21-17 at home, 32-44-2 against the spread and 47-30-1 with the under.
The Lakers are putting up 112 points per game on offense while shooting 47.2 percent as a team. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 113.7 points per game while opponents shoot 45.3 percent against them. The Lakers have packed up LeBron James for the rest of the season while Kyle Kuzma and Tyson Chandler are both questionable to play tonight due to injuries. Kuzma is averaging 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Lakers this season while JaVale McGee is adding 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games on 1 day of rest and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games.
The Lakers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.
The Warriors have won two of the three in this series, but the Lakers have covered in two of the games. Golden State has had trouble playing down to poor teams this season. They lost at Minnesota last week and have not been great at covering away from home. Los Angeles has nothing to lose tonight and will have some young guys get some run. If Golden State comes out lax, I think the Lakers can do enough to cover this big spread.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers +13