Lakers at Warriors - 1/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (9-31) at Golden State Warriors (36-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -17 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors square off Thursday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 2.8 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Kobe Bryant is questionable and Brandon Bass is doubtful.
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The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back regular season games since April. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.5 points and 6.5 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.3 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost three road games this season.
The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Wariors are coming off a bad loss and the Lakers are gaining confidence after finding some decent success as of late. I don't like the high number, but I do like the over in this spot. The over is 22-7 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Golden State.