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April 18, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Odds

39-23TEAM RECORD22-38

The Lakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Warriors in Golden State at Oracle Arena on Wednesday in NBA action.

The Lakers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 25-37 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 32-28 ATS. Los Angeles is 34-28 on the totals; Golden State is 30-29-1.

View LA Lakers vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Warriors rated this week at No. 25 and the Lakers sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-95 result in favor of the Lakers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 8-ranked offense (98.4 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 14 at 95.2 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 98.2 points per game when on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in home scoring.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 112-91 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Spurs on Tuesday as San Antonio blasted them 112-91 at STAPLES Center.

The Warriors were a 120-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Golden State was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 120-99 at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

A few Lakers at Warriors trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing Golden State
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Golden State's last 13 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers at San Antonio, Friday, April 20
Golden State at Dallas, Friday, April 20

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