The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers duke it out in a crucial Game 4 at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night.
The Golden State Warriors will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting blown off the floor in a 127-97 loss to the Lakers in Game 3 on Saturday. Stephen Curry led the team with 23 points, Andrew Wiggins added 16 points with nine rebounds and four assists while Klay Thompson scored just 15 points with six turnovers. As a team, the Warriors shot just 39 percent from the field and 13 of 44 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start with 30 points in the first quarter, but it was all one-way traffic after getting outscored by 36-18 in the second quarter. Jordan Poole had a rough night as he scored just five points on two of eight shooting while Draymond Green scored just two points while battling foul trouble all night.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers will be brimming with confidence after dominating the Warriors in one of their best wins of the season. Anthony Davis needed to bounce back and he did just that as he scored 25 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, LeBron James added 21 points with eight rebounds and eight assists while D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points with five assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 52 percent from the field and 15 of 31 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest in the second quarter and they just never took their foot off the gas to reclaim the series lead in front of a packed LA crowd.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles and the Warriors are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Warriors will be so disappointed with how they failed to compete in Game 3 as they are now facing a potential 3-1 series deficit if they don’t win this one. The Lakers have said all season that their identity starts with their defense and they showed that on Saturday, but with what is at stake here, we just know the Warriors are going to respond after getting routed. It’s hard to back against the Warriors who need this win more than the Lakers, but the Warriors have been a poor road team all season and I think it costs them here. Give me the Lakers to get the narrow win and cover in this one.