Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/11/14
Golden State Warriors (48-29) at Los Angeles Lakers (25-53)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +9 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TWC SN, NBATV
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers will meet for the fourth and final time this season on Friday. The Warriors lead the series 2-1.
The Warriors failed to clinch a playoff spot on Thursday with a 100-99 upset loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors have now won seven of their last 11 games. On the season, the Warriors average 103.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allow 98.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is shooting 49.4 percent from the field in his last five games, and the Warriors are shooting 41.1 percent from three during that same stretch. The Golden State Warriors are 37-37-3 ATS overall and 19-18-1 ATS on the road.
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The Lakers have lost five games in a row and can’t wait for this season to end. On the season, the Lakers average 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allow 109.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. During the Lakers current losing streak, however, they’re allowing an average of 120.6 points on 51.4 percent shooting. Simply put, there’s no defense, as the Lakers have allowed a combined 265 points in their last two games. The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-39-1 ATS overall and 18-20-1 ATS at home.
The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Lakers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It's hard to trust either one of these teams against the number with the way they've both been playing. That's why I'm going to take the over. Both teams focus more on the offensive side of the ball and tend to put defense on the backburner. Watch the points pile up.