Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers decided they would not wait to see if coach Mike Brown could turn around a slow start and fired him Friday, meaning they head into tonight's game with Golden State under assistant Bernie Bickerstaff's watch.
The Lakers sit at 1-4 (1-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Warriors are currently 3-2 (3-1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 3-2 OU, and Golden State is 3-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Meanwhile, online sportsbook already had posted odds on who will replace Brown, with Mike D'Antoni and Jerry Sloan leading the odds parade.
The Warriors were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 198.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Lakers and the No. 26-rated Warriors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Warriors on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 97.2 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 17 at 97.8 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, more than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 96.3 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Golden State was a 106-96 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. David Lee scored 22 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Golden State on Wednesday, leading the Warriors to a 106-96 victory over Cleveland at Oracle Arena.
The Lakers were a 95-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Lakers wasted a 29-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Utah ran past them 95-86 on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Warriors at Lakers trends to consider:
Golden State is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
Golden State is 7-1-2 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
LA Lakers are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games
Golden State home to Denver, Saturday, November 10
LA Lakers home to Sacramento, Sunday, November 11