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The Warriors have lost 9 of 10 vs the Lakers, but they are 7-3 ATS in those games as they prepare to hope Kobe's Lakers at Oracle Arena in NBA betting action Tuesday.

The league's best road rebounding team faces the third-worst home rebounding team in a stat that could decide whether the Lakers cover the opening 6-point spread.

Overall, tthe Warriors are 1-13 SU in their past 14 against LA. Expect the line to climb at BetOnline today as wagering volume comes in on the slumping Lakers (1-6 ATS past 7 games).

The Warriors sport records of 20-27 and 25-22 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 30-19 and 21-28 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-23-1 for the Warriors and 27-22 for the Lakers.

View LA Lakers vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including TopBet while the total was hovering around 198 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warriors at No. 25 and the Lakers at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-95 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense (97.9 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 8 at 93.4 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 102-96 loser at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lakers got a terrific 30-point performance from Andrew Bynum but Memphis handed them a 102-96 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 90-87 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charles Jenkins scored 27 points for Golden State on Sunday, but the Trail Blazers managed a 90-87 victory over the Warriors at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

 

A few Lakers at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games when playing Golden State
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 29
Golden State home to New Orleans, Wednesday, March 28

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