The Golden State Warriors (43-20) play the third game of their four-game road trip when they face the Los Angeles Lakers (27-35) Saturday. Tip-off from Crypto.com Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Warriors vs. Lakers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Warriors continue to struggle recently. They have lost three straight games and only have two wins in their last nine contests. Golden State is still second place in the Western Conference standings but is now eight games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors are coming off a 122-113 loss at the Dallas Mavericks Thursday.
The Lakers have lost four straight games and seven of their last eight. They were shellacked 132-11 by the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday. The Lakers have only one home win since Feb. 5 and are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and only two games from being out of playoff contention completely.
Warriors at Lakers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Warriors -250 (bet $250 to win $100) | Lakers +200 (bet $100 to win $200)
Against the spread (ATS): Warriors -5.5 (-120) | Lakers +5.5 (-105)
Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)
Warriors at Lakers key injuries
F Draymond Green (back) out
F Andre Iguodala (back) out
G Gary Payton II (knee) out
C James Wiseman (knee) out
G Avery Bradley (knee) probable
F Anthony Davis (foot) out
G Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) questionable
F LeBron James (knee) questionable
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Warriors at Lakers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Warriors 113, Lakers 105
PASS on the money line because of the price unless you include it in a parlay. Both teams are struggling but the Warriors are clearly the superior team. Golden State has won both previous meetings between the two teams this season and is 9-1 against teams in the Pacific Division.
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Against the spread
The Warriors have covered the spread only once in their last 10 games overall. They are 30-29-4 ATS overall and 13-15-2 ATS on the road.
The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in their last four games.
The Warriors have struggled without Green in the lineup but the Lakers won’t be able to exploit that without Davis.
Take the WARRIORS -5.5 (-120).
The Lakers have averaged only 103.6 points per game over their last five contests. Only one of their last five games has finished with more than 224 points.
The Warriors are averaging 113.3 points in their last six outings, but they allow only 104.3 points per game — the fourth-best mark in the league.
Take UNDER 227.5 (-115).
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