Golden State Warriors (23-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (10-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.1 points and seven rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.9 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and David West is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won six straight road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.2 points and 3.1 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last 10 home games.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The Warriors are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings, the favorite is 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
These baby Lakers seem to play well when nobody expects them to, and the Staples Center is going to be packed with Kobe getting his jersey retired. There's going to be a certain type of energy in the building that should help the home team here. The Warriors are also banged up to no end and many guys won't be playing. Give me the points with LA.