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Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors in NBA odds tilt

Golden State WarriorsLos Angeles Lakers
April 12, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

45-34TEAM RECORD42-37

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Warriors of Golden State hit the hard court against the Lakers of Los Angeles.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Lakers are 42-37 so far on the season, and 32-46-1 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 45-34 and 39-38-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 43-35-1 and the Warriors go 44-34-1 on the totals.

View Golden State vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 208.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Lakers) and the No. 7 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-102 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (102.2 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 100.1 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 46% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Golden State was a 116-97 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Stephen Curry scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Warriors to victory (they lost 116-97 to Oklahoma City at Oracle Arena on Thursday).

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 113-106 result against the Trail Blazers on April 10. The Lakers covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 47 points as the Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers 113-106 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Warriors at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Golden State's last 19 games on the road
Golden State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
LA Lakers are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games when playing Golden State
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Golden State home to San Antonio, Monday, April 15
LA Lakers home to San Antonio, Sunday, April 14