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Los Angeles LakersGolden State Warriors
Dec 22, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Odds

12-14TEAM RECORD18-9

The Warriors will be trying to slam the Lakers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Oracle Arena in NBA betting action.

The Warriors sit at 18-9 (16-9-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 12-14 (10-16 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 17-10 OU, and Los Angeles is 14-12 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Warriors and the No. 5-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-102 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 10 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 101-100 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 30 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 101-100 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 115-100 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Warriors covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Stephen Curry went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds leading Golden State over Charlotte, 115-100, on Friday at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Lakers at Warriors trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Golden State
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 17 of the LA Lakers last 22 games when playing on the road against Golden State
LA Lakers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games on the road
Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Golden State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to New York, Tuesday, December 25
Golden State at Utah, Wednesday, December 26

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