Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
LeBron and the Lakers open their 2021-22 season at home against the Warriors at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Lakers laying 3.5 points as home chalk and the total sitting at 226.5 points, what’s the best play?
503 Golden State Warriors (+3.5) at 504 Los Angeles Lakers (-3.5); o/u 226.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Stephen Curry exploded for 41 points on 13-of-23 shooting (7-of-14 3-pointers) with nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals as the Warriors beat the Blazers 119-97 on Friday evening. "Chef Curry" was in regular-season form on Friday as he looked like his vintage self for the Warriors, who finished their preseason undefeated at 5-0. Curry was also 8-of-10 from the foul line, which is a bad night at the foul line considering he's been at or above 90% in eight of his NBA seasons. Curry and the Warriors will tip off the regular season on Tuesday against the Lakers at 10:00pm.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Russell Westbrook dropped a stat line of 18 points, three rebounds, five dimes, three steals and three turnovers in a to loss the Kings on Thursday. The three turnovers were a breath of fresh air as he was not doing so hot in that category in other preseason games. He looked a bit more under control for the most part and had a nice give-and-go sequence with DeAndre Jordan early in the night. With a team consisting of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Brodie’s days of getting nightly triples doubles is likely over, but he’ll still get plenty of counting stats to warrant a third-round pick. Keep in mind that the turnovers are sure to be a problem, however.
Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams, is 5-1 in the Warriors’ last six games as a road underdog and is 19-7 in their last 26 road games. On the other side, the under is 5-1-1 in the Lakers’ last seven games overall, is 3-1-1 in their last five games as a favorite and is 11-5 in their last 16 games as a home favorite.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/LAKERS UNDER 226.5