NBA

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers

Golden State
Warriors
6 - 6
Los Angeles
Lakers
11 - 3
January 18, 2021, 10:00 PM EST
 | Crypto.com Arena

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Golden State
Warriors
6 - 6
Los Angeles
Lakers
11 - 3
January 18, 2021, 10:00 PM EST
 | Crypto.com Arena
  • Things are starting to come easily for the Los Angeles Lakers, and that should be a major red flag to the rest of the Western Conference – including the Golden State Warriors, who visit Staples Center on Monday. The red-hot Lakers (11-3 SU, 8-6 ATS) have reeled off four straight double-digit wins entering their first 2020-21 meeting with the Warriors (6-6 SU, 5-7 ATS).

    Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
    • Date/Time: January 18, 10 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Staples Center
    • TV Coverage: TNT
    • Sportsbook Odds: Lakers -10 | O/U 225 (Line History)
    • Warriors vs Lakers Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Lakers opened as a whopping 10-point favorite, but that line has since settled into the -8.5 range across the majority of sportsbooks. The total of 225 can now be found anywhere from 225.5 to 226.5.

    Golden State News & Notes

    The key to victory for the Warriors this season is the simplest flow chart you’ll ever see. Is Steph Curry cooking? If yes, then the Warriors likely prevail; he’s averaging an incredible 34.7 points while shooting better than 47 percent in Golden State’s six wins. On the flip side, Curry has averaged just 22.2 points while shooting a dismal 41.7 percent in the Warriors’ six defeats. 

    While Curry is talented enough to carry a team to victory, he’ll need help Monday – and he hasn’t been getting much so far this season, with only one other player (small forward Andrew Wiggins) averaging more than 12 points per game. Wiggins has surpassed the 20-point plateau just once in his past six games and was held to just 16 in Thursday’s 114-104 loss to Denver.

    Los Angeles News & Notes

    These days, it’s good to be King. LeBron James and the Lakers have steamrolled their way to the top spot in the NBA standings, one game clear of the rival Clippers in the West hierarchy. Perhaps the most significant development for James: The recent string of blowouts has allowed him to pare back his playing time. James has averaged just 29.3 minutes the past four games.

    One factor working in James’s favor (that isn’t in Curry’s): Plenty of support in the scoring department. Not only does James have a clear No. 2 in power forward Anthony Davis (21.7 ppg), but two new additions – guard Dennis Schroder and center Montrezl Harrell – average 14.1 and 13.8 points, respectively. Consider the UNDER on James’s stat props (see below for reasoning).

    Betting Pick: Lakers -8.5 (-110)

    The Lakers look like the best team in the NBA right now, and it isn’t particularly close. And while the Warriors have done well to remain mostly competitive this season, that probably won’t happen Monday in L.A.

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    Shark Bites
    • Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 road games.
    • The UNDER is 9-3 in the Lakers’ past 12 games.
    • The UNDER is 5-0 in Golden State’s last 5 games.

Odds

Monday, January 18 Mon Jan 18


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+10
-110
+450
o225
-110
-10
-110
-650
u225
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+8.5
-105
+345
o225.5
-110
-8.5
-115
-425
u225.5
-110

Edge Finder

117.55
Total Score
116.91
47.26
Field Goal %
48.57
37.43
Three Point %
33.72
79.57
Free Throw %
79.26
44.11
Total Rebounds
44.69
117.55
Total Score
116.91
31.05
First Quarter
28.44
29.11
Second Quarter
30.60
29.66
Third Quarter
27.80
27.09
Fourth Quarter
29.33
47.26
Field Goal %
48.57
79.57
Free Throw %
79.26
37.43
Three Point %
33.72
43.66
Three's Attempts
30.64
16.34
Three's Made
10.33
10.11
Offensive
9.22
34.00
Defensive
35.47
44.11
Total Rebounds
44.69
29.34
Assists
25.00
22.11
Fouls
18.60
16.07
Turnovers
13.69
6.84
Steals
6.58

Head To Head

GS
Stat Type LAL
6-4
Record
4-6
4-6
ATS
6-4
4-6
O/U
4-6
110.00
Score
111.60
57.70
Half Time Score
55.90
45.99%
Field Goal Percentage
47.21%
43.90
Rebounds
46.80
109/330
3 Point Shots
97/281
8.10
Steals
8.50
GS
Stat Type LAL
0-3
Record
3-0
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
100.00
Score
120.33
55.33
Half Time Score
62.33
44.96%
Field Goal Percentage
52.71%
34.33
Rebounds
47.33
31/99
3 Point Shots
31/73
10.00
Steals
10.67
Feb 27/20 (1 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
86
Score
116
+10.5
ATS
-10.5
220 o
O/U
220 u
52
Half Time Score
54
42.50%
Field Goal Percentage
51.70%
37
Rebounds
44
9/32
3 Point Shots
8/24
7
Steals
13
Feb 8/20 (2 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
120
Score
125
+14
ATS
-14
224.5 o
O/U
224.5 u
59
Half Time Score
66
51.70%
Field Goal Percentage
52.40%
33
Rebounds
47
13/32
3 Point Shots
14/29
15
Steals
11
Nov 13/19 (3 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Away
Home
94
Score
120
+8.5
ATS
-8.5
219 o
O/U
219 u
55
Half Time Score
67
40.40%
Field Goal Percentage
53.90%
33
Rebounds
51
9/35
3 Point Shots
9/20
8
Steals
8
Apr 4/19 (4 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Away
Home
108
Score
90
-13.5
ATS
+13.5
227 o
O/U
227 u
60
Half Time Score
42
43.90%
Field Goal Percentage
35.60%
51
Rebounds
62
18/46
3 Point Shots
8/37
11
Steals
10
Feb 2/19 (5 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
115
Score
101
-15
ATS
+15
234 o
O/U
234 u
63
Half Time Score
58
46.70%
Field Goal Percentage
43.80%
45
Rebounds
49
11/34
3 Point Shots
7/27
4
Steals
5
Jan 21/19 (6 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Away
Home
130
Score
111
-13.5
ATS
+13.5
233 o
O/U
233 u
65
Half Time Score
55
51.00%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
50
Rebounds
42
16/37
3 Point Shots
5/20
8
Steals
1
Dec 25/18 (7 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
101
Score
127
-9
ATS
+9
233.5 o
O/U
233.5 u
50
Half Time Score
65
40.90%
Field Goal Percentage
55.30%
37
Rebounds
49
9/36
3 Point Shots
13/33
5
Steals
5
Mar 14/18 (8 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
117
Score
106
-6
ATS
+6
224.5 o
O/U
224.5 u
55
Half Time Score
55
55.00%
Field Goal Percentage
45.80%
50
Rebounds
33
6/20
3 Point Shots
12/37
8
Steals
12
Dec 22/17 (9 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Home
Away
113
Score
106
-11.5
ATS
+11.5
216.5 o
O/U
216.5 u
61
Half Time Score
44
49.40%
Field Goal Percentage
42.60%
42
Rebounds
46
7/24
3 Point Shots
11/29
9
Steals
11
Dec 18/17 (10 of 10)
GS
Stat Type LAL
Away
Home
116
Score
114
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
219 o
O/U
219 u
57
Half Time Score
53
40.20%
Field Goal Percentage
44.60%
61
Rebounds
45
11/34
3 Point Shots
10/25
6
Steals
9

Team Records

GS
Record LAL
6-6
All
11-3
4-3
Home
4-3
2-3
Away
7-0
2-1
As Fav
11-3
4-5
As Dog
0-0
5-7
ATS
8-6
4-3
ATS Home
3-4
1-4
ATS Away
5-2
4-8
O/U
5-9
2-5
O/U Home
4-3
2-3
O/U Away
1-6
GS
Record LAL
6-4
All
9-1
4-3
Home
2-1
2-1
Away
7-0
2-1
As Fav
9-1
4-3
As Dog
0-0
5-5
ATS
6-4
4-3
ATS Home
1-2
1-2
ATS Away
5-2
3-7
O/U
3-7
2-5
O/U Home
2-1
1-2
O/U Away
1-6
GS
Record LAL
2-1
All
0-1
2-1
Home
0-1
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-1
2-1
As Dog
0-0
2-1
ATS
0-1
2-1
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
1-2
O/U
1-0
1-2
O/U Home
1-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
GS
Record LAL
3-3
All
1-0
1-1
Home
1-0
2-2
Away
0-0
2-1
As Fav
1-0
1-2
As Dog
0-0
2-4
ATS
0-1
1-1
ATS Home
0-1
1-3
ATS Away
0-0
2-4
O/U
1-0
0-2
O/U Home
1-0
2-2
O/U Away
0-0
GS
Record LAL
3-3
All
10-3
3-2
Home
3-3
0-1
Away
7-0
0-0
As Fav
10-3
3-3
As Dog
0-0
3-3
ATS
8-5
3-2
ATS Home
3-3
0-1
ATS Away
5-2
2-4
O/U
4-9
2-3
O/U Home
3-3
0-1
O/U Away
1-6

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Name Position Inj Desc

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 14, 2021 DEN 104-114 L +4.5 225.50 L/U 46.91 70.83 11
Jan 12, 2021 IND 95-104 L -3.5 227 L/U 38.64 63.64 13
Jan 10, 2021 TOR 106-105 W +3 234 W/U 40.86 89.47 13
Jan 8, 2021 LAC 115-105 W +6.5 229.50 W/U 48.78 83.33 20
Jan 6, 2021 LAC 101-108 L +5 231 L/U 45.35 78.95 8
Jan 4, 2021 SAC 137-106 W +1.5 235 W/O 52.58 85.71 23
Jan 3, 2021 POR 137-122 W +4.5 235 W/O 55.68 76.47 13
Jan 1, 2021 POR 98-123 L +3.5 237.50 L/U 39.24 87.88 7
Dec 29, 2020 DET 116-106 W -4.5 227 W/U 50.00 72.22 14
Dec 27, 2020 CHI 129-128 W -3.5 229.50 L/O 40.38 90.00 18
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 15, 2021 NOP 112-95 W -9 218.50 W/U 41.94 73.08 15
Jan 13, 2021 OKC 128-99 W -10.5 219.50 W/O 49.47 77.27 17
Jan 12, 2021 HOU 117-100 W -5 224 W/U 50.00 70.37 14
Jan 10, 2021 HOU 120-102 W -4 223.50 W/U 50.55 75.00 10
Jan 8, 2021 CHI 117-115 W -8.5 221.50 L/O 50.62 85.19 12
Jan 7, 2021 SAN 109-118 L -8.5 226.50 L/O 50.00 61.90 10
Jan 5, 2021 MEM 94-92 W -9.5 218.50 L/U 43.68 81.82 9
Jan 3, 2021 MEM 108-94 W -10 220.50 W/U 46.07 73.68 12
Jan 1, 2021 SAN 109-103 W -7.5 229 L/U 40.59 81.25 14
Dec 30, 2020 SAN 121-107 W -7.5 231.50 W/U 56.10 75.00 14
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