Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 3/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (31-36) at Golden State Warriors (51-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TWC SN, CSNB
The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 108.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 15.9 points and 5.7 assists while Julius Randle is averaging 15.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four of their last five road games.
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The Golden State Warriors need a victory here to snap a two-game skid to remain in contention for the No. 1 seed in the West. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.6 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.3 points and 6.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost one home game since January 12.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Golden State, the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 24-9 in the last 33 meetings in Golden State.
The Los Angeles Lakers are playing their best ball in years and will enter this game with a great deal of confidence considering they're one of the hotter teams in the second half. The Golden State Warriors are already without Curry, but Draymond Green and David West are out as well, and Klay Thompson is questionable. I can't lay chalk this big with a ton of key players banged up or not playing. I'll take my chances with the Lakers and the points.