Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (2-1) 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 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
The Warriors improved to 4-1 on the season last night with a 122-96 win over the Thunder for their first home win of the season. Stephen Curry had a nice game of 21 points with seven assists while Klay Thompson added 18 points, but this game was all about the battle between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and it was Durant who came out on top as he drained seven 3-pointers en route to game-high 39 points to setup the easy win for his new team. The Warriors shot a healthy 51 percent from the field as a team while holding the Thunder to just 40 percent from the field.
Meanwhile, the Lakers were able to snap a three-game losing streak with a 123-116 win at Atlanta on Wednesday night. D'Angelo Russell led the team with 23 points and eight assists, Nick Young added 17 points while the bench combined for 53 points as the Lakers dominated the second half by 72-56. Former Hawks player, Louis Williams had an impressive game against his former team, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to get the Lakers to 2-3 on the season and 1-3 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games playing on zero days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six against the NBA Pacific, while the Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall and the favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Lakers will be full of confidence following their win over the Hawks on Wednesday, but the Warriors are simply a level above and should have little trouble taking down the Lakers by double digits here.
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