On Thursday, the Golden State Warriors (0-1) and LA Lakers (1-0) will go square off in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Chase Center. The Golden State Warriors felt the sting of the 117-112 defeat against the LA Lakers in Game 1, leaving them with an uphill task. Fans could be in for an exciting high-scoring spectacle as the Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers have put away a lot of points recently.
Form Golden State Warriors
Ahead of their latest matchup, the Golden State Warriors had been having a difficult time. They were beaten 112-117 by LA Lakers in their last game. They’ve also lost two games in a row at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors are scoring 118.6 points on average in the NBA this season and 119.1 points at the Chase Center. The Golden State Warriors have not been very effective on the defensive end of the floor, giving up an average of 116.9 points per game.
With a 48-42 record this season, the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors have made a statement and have been a daunting opponent. Now, they are aiming to shock everyone and make a run in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Andre Iguodala, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Ryan Rollins are all carrying injuries going into the latest Golden State Warriors game.
Stephen Curry’s outstanding performance against the LA Lakers earned him 27 points, topping all of the Golden State Warriors players. He was successful on 41.7% of his shots and knocked down six of his three-pointers with a 46.2% accuracy, leaving fans in awe.
Form LA Lakers
The LA Lakers improved their past 10-game record against the Golden State Warriors to 7-3 following their recent 112-117 triumph. They’ve won 49 of their 90 matches this season, going 22-23 on the road.
On average, LA Lakers have scored 116.7 points in the NBA this season and 116.6 points when playing away from home. The LA Lakers have had difficulty containing their opponents when playing defense. On average, they have allowed 116.9 points per game at home and 118.6 points away from home.
This season, the LA Lakers have become a formidable force, having achieved an impressive 49-41 record. With their sights firmly on making a mark in the playoffs, they are determined to give their all and overcome all obstacles in their path.
Mohamed Bamba is the only reported injury concern for the LA Lakers ahead of Thursday’s game.
Anthony Davis was the standout player for the LA Lakers in the game against the Golden State Warriors. He scored 30 points and managed to get 23 rebounds. LeBron James added 22 points to the away team’s account, while D’Angelo Russell scored 19.
The LA Lakers proved to be a thorn in the side of the Golden State Warriors during the regular season. They emerged victorious in three out of four matchups. Despite starting this playoff round away from home, the LA Lakers won Game 1 at the Chase Center. They bested the Golden State Warriors by a score of 112-117.
In their past ten meetings, the Golden State Warriors pulled off 111.3 points on average per game, whereas LA Lakers managed 114.7 points per match.
Bet365 offers odds for the Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers standoff.To view the complete list of odds
- Moneyline (ML): LA Lakers (+200) | Golden State Warriors (-240)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Lakers +6.0 (-110) | Golden State Warriors -6.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Golden State Warriors to win (1.42) on the moneyline.
The Golden State Warriors are the frontrunners to win their upcoming game against the LA Lakers. Despite losing 112-117 to the LA Lakers in their most recent matchup, the hosts have shown some strong home form, going 7-3 SU at the Chase Center recently. The LA Lakers enter the matchup riding a two-game winning streak. Despite their recent success away from home, having won six of their last ten road games, they are still the underdogs going into this game, with the moneyline for an away win set at +200.
Both teams need to win this Pacific showdown, and while the LA Lakers won the last matchup 117-112, the Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites this time around and look too good to pass up.
Against the Spread
Take the LA Lakers +6.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Golden State Warriors are expected to win by 6 points over the LA Lakers, making them the clear favorite for the match. The LA Lakers emerged victorious in four of their last five trips to the Chase Center. The average margin of victory was 9.3 points.
At the Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors have gone three games without covering the spread. Their home record this season is 28-16 ATS. The Golden State Warriors walked a tightrope in their previous ten encounters, covering the spread on five occasions. They managed to put up an average of 119.9 points while keeping their opponents to 111.1 points on average.
The LA Lakers have achieved a record of 45-43-1 against the spread for the season after covering the spread in two successive contests. Based on their past ten road contests, the LA Lakers covered five times. They kept their opponents down to 114.5 points per game and scored 114.7 points on average.
Take Total over 227.5 (1.91).
The total line is set at 227.5. The Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers’s combined points total over their last ten encounters exceeded this 227.5 line seven times. Betting Over on the Total market returns odds of -110.
At the Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors have a record of 19-25 O/U against the total for the season, with an overall score of 48-39 O/U. The total averaged 233.8 points across the last five Golden State Warriors home games, going under two times.
The LA Lakers are 45-43 O/U against the total this season. Their record on the road is 26-18 O/U. The average number of points scored in the past 10 LA Lakers matches was 221.3, with five of these games finishing under the total.