Tonight is the night for the Golden State Warriors as they attempt to set the record for most wins to start a season—16. It doesn’t appear as if they’ll have much of a challenge as they’ll face the laughingstock of the Western Conference, the two-win Los Angeles Lakers.
The spread opened at -17 for the home team Warriors, tying the mark for the biggest spread to date in the current NBA season. The Warriors have won seven of their last 10 vs the Lakers, while also going 7-3 ATS during that span. The huge spread might scare some off, but maybe it shouldn’t as four of the seven wins over the Lakers were absolute blowouts, beating them by 21, 23, 19 and 31.
The Lakers have also been a bad bet this season as they’ve gone just 4-9 ATS. The good news for the Lakers is that Kobe Bryant is expected to be in the lineup tonight. His 16.3 points per game average this season is his lowest since his second season in the league. He does, however, have a history of lighting up the Warriors, as he’s averaged 27.9 points against them in 64 career games.
OVER/UNDER bettors take note—the O/U is 7-3 in the last ten games between these teams including five of the past six when the teams play in Golden State.