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LA Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction 4-9-24 Picks

Golden State Warriors (43-35) vs. LA Lakers (46-34)
April 9, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: LA Lakers -2.5; Over/Under: +232.5
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The Golden State Warriors and LA Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Warriors vs Lakers prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been in red-hot form as they’ve won seven of their last eight games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after outlasting the Jazz in a 118-110 home win on Sunday. Klay Thompson led the team with 32 points on 12 of 23 shooting, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Brandin Podziemski each scored 16 points while Jonathan Kuminga chipped in with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 53 percent from the field and 14 of 35 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 41 points in the first quarter to take the early lead which ballooned to 23 points in the third quarter.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in fine form as they’ve won nine of their last 11 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after having their four-game win streak halted by the Timberwolves in a 127-117 loss on Sunday. Rui Hachimura led the team with 30 points on 11 of 17 shooting, Jaxson Hayes added 19 points with 10 rebounds and five steals off the bench while D’Angelo Russell tallied 15 points with seven rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line, but they lost focus early and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Timberwolves to explode for 46 points in the second quarter.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last six games at Arena following a home loss.
  • The Lakers have covered the spread in each of their last six home games following a home loss.
  • Seven of the Lakers’ last eight night games at Arena have gone OVER the total points line.

Golden State Warriors Team Facts

  • The Warriors have lost each of their last 12 games as road underdogs following a home win.
  • The Warriors have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 night games at Arena.
  • Five of the Warriors’ last six road games against Pacific Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Warriors vs Lakers prediction

The Warriors are still a little shorthanded with Dario Saric still ruled out, while the Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis both listed as questionable once again. The Warriors are playing some of their best basketball of the season, and they were good enough to keep their heads above water on Sunday despite playing without Stephen Curry. You could say the same about the Lakers, who are on a great run before their recent loss to the red-hot Timberwolves. This is certainly a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but assuming that the Lakers’ Davis and James both play. I am interested in taking the Lakers to get the win and cover at the short line at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -2.5

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