Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (4-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +10.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday night in NBA action at the Staples Center on ESPN.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their solid 4-1 start after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.5 points and nine rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 2.63 points and 4.3 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won seven straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a statement victory that would get them back to a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 107.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.6 points and 4.8 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 14.6 points and 3.8 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three of their last five home games.
The Warriors are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Warriors are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Lakers have been improved on the offensive end and are a young team playing with more confidence. The Lakers will be up for this game at home. The problem is the Lakers still struggle on the defensive end and that's not good when going up against a powerhouse such as the Warriors who found their groove Thursday night. This is a lot of points to lay with a Warriors team on the end of a back-to-back, but the Lakers will have a hard time getting stops in this game.