Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (8-7) at Golden State Warriors (12-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors meet late Wednesday night in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another big victory after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last six road games.
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The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling and build on their eight-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.9 points and 8.2 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 26.1 points and six assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won four straight home games.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Warriors are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a game I wouldn't bet on, as I could see the Warriors dragging a Lakers team that played last night and wasted a lot of emotion and energy to beat the OKC Thunder. However, this is a truckload of points to lay in an NBA game, especially when the Warriors don't play defense. If I had to pick, I'd side with the Lakers and the points.