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Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors

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Lakers
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Golden State
Warriors
0 - 0
October 18, 2022, 10:00 PM EDT
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Los Angeles
Lakers
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Golden State
Warriors
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October 18, 2022, 10:00 PM EDT
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  • The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers collide on Tuesday in their highly anticipated season opener on TNT. Golden State comes in as the reigning NBA champion while Los Angeles will be looking for redemption after missing the playoffs last season. Find out which team has the edge in our Lakers vs Warriors prediction.

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    Lakers vs Warriors Sportsbook Odds 

    The Warriors opened as the 6.5-point favorite over the visiting Lakers with the total set at 229.5 points. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the two teams while Golden State has won 14 of the last 18 games against Los Angeles at home, giving the hosts the clear upper hand in our Lakers vs Warriors prediction. 

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    James, Davis Look Forward To Healthier 2022-23 Season

    To say that last season was a disappointment for the Lakers would be a massive understatement as they missed the playoffs just two years after winning the NBA title in 2019-20.

    A big part of their down season was, of course, the health of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who missed 26 and 42 contests, respectively.

    Even while battling through injury, James averaged 30.3 points per game – the second-best mark of his 19-year career – while often playing at center in the absence of Davis. The duo will look to stay healthy and help lead the Lakers back into the postseason in 2022-23.

    Warriors Look To Defend Last Season’s Championship

    Unlike the Lakers, everything went just right for the Warriors last season as they claimed their fourth title in the last eight years. Steph Curry earned NBA Finals MVP honors for the first time in his career while Klay Thompson, who hadn’t taken the court for two straight seasons, returned to play a key role in the team’s championship run.

    Golden State did take a blow in the offseason, losing important depth pieces in Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr., but that should open the door for James Wiseman to take a step. Wiseman missed the entire 2021-22 season recovering from knee surgery but showed promise in his rookie campaign with 11.5 points per game.

    Lakers Player Prop: James OVER 29 Points (+104)

    James is getting up there in age at 37 but he proved last season that he’s not slowing down just yet. LeBron should be especially hungry coming into this season after last year’s disappointment, so it’s not a stretch to think he could hit the OVER on 29 points in the season opener.

    Warriors Player Prop: Curry OVER 26 Points (+100)

    Curry averaged 25.5 points per game last season but was on fire in the postseason as that number bumped up to 27.4. The Warriors sharpshooter is getting +100 to hit the OVER on 26 points in Tuesday’s season opener, which seems like easy money.

    Lakers: Keys To Win

    The Lakers arguably have the stronger one-two punch in this matchup with James and Davis, though Davis is listed as probable as he’s dealing with a back injury. If the duo is healthy and firing on all cylinders, they could lead their team to an upset win at Golden State.

    Warriors: Keys To Win

    While the Warriors are known for their offensive prowess and three-point shooting, they were also a defensive powerhouse last season, tied for fourth in points against per game (105.8). Team defense will be key against the Lakers, who boast a ton of firepower in James, Davis and even Russell Westbrook.

    NBA Computer Pick: Warriors -7

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    Shark Bites
    • Golden State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 home games.
    • Los Angeles is 3-17 SU in its last 20 road games.
    • Golden State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games vs the West.

Odds

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Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6.5
-110
+220
o229.5
-110
-6.5
-110
-270
u229.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+7.5
-115
+240
o223.5
-108
-7.5
-105
-285
u223.5
-112

Edge Finder

112.10
Total Score
111.18
46.92
Field Goal %
47.14
34.74
Three Point %
36.64
73.25
Free Throw %
76.81
44.00
Total Rebounds
45.13
112.10
Total Score
111.18
27.30
First Quarter
27.60
28.70
Second Quarter
27.94
27.77
Third Quarter
28.60
26.66
Fourth Quarter
26.95
46.92
Field Goal %
47.14
73.25
Free Throw %
76.81
34.74
Three Point %
36.64
34.48
Three's Attempts
38.94
11.98
Three's Made
14.27
9.52
Offensive
9.78
34.48
Defensive
35.35
44.00
Total Rebounds
45.13
24.00
Assists
27.09
20.17
Fouls
21.13
13.88
Turnovers
14.21
7.62
Steals
8.02

Head To Head

LAL
Stat Type GS
6-4
Record
4-6
5-5
ATS
5-5
6-3-1
O/U
6-3-1
116.70
Score
109.10
60.90
Half Time Score
55.80
48.90%
Field Goal Percentage
46.58%
47.80
Rebounds
39.90
116/313
3 Point Shots
127/349
9.80
Steals
9.10
LAL
Stat Type GS
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
3-0
O/U
3-0
117.00
Score
120.33
62.00
Half Time Score
65.67
46.92%
Field Goal Percentage
49.10%
45.67
Rebounds
45.33
38/100
3 Point Shots
43/104
7.67
Steals
8.33
Apr 7/22 (1 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Away
Home
112
Score
128
+14
ATS
-14
219 o
O/U
219 u
62
Half Time Score
65
44.60%
Field Goal Percentage
52.60%
42
Rebounds
45
9/32
3 Point Shots
16/32
8
Steals
10
Mar 5/22 (2 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Home
Away
124
Score
116
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
228.5 o
O/U
228.5 u
62
Half Time Score
67
49.40%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
47
Rebounds
41
18/41
3 Point Shots
15/34
10
Steals
11
Feb 12/22 (3 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Away
Home
115
Score
117
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
225.5 o
O/U
225.5 u
62
Half Time Score
65
46.60%
Field Goal Percentage
44.40%
48
Rebounds
50
11/27
3 Point Shots
12/38
5
Steals
4
Oct 19/21 (4 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Home
Away
114
Score
121
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
226.5 o
O/U
226.5 u
59
Half Time Score
53
47.40%
Field Goal Percentage
44.10%
45
Rebounds
50
15/42
3 Point Shots
14/39
7
Steals
9
May 19/21 (5 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Home
Away
103
Score
100
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
217 o
O/U
217 u
42
Half Time Score
55
40.70%
Field Goal Percentage
44.60%
49
Rebounds
46
10/31
3 Point Shots
15/34
15
Steals
8
Mar 15/21 (6 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Away
Home
128
Score
97
-1.5
ATS
+1.5
225 o
O/U
225 u
65
Half Time Score
50
62.80%
Field Goal Percentage
43.00%
46
Rebounds
30
11/27
3 Point Shots
13/37
9
Steals
9
Feb 28/21 (7 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Home
Away
117
Score
91
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
221 o
O/U
221 u
73
Half Time Score
44
47.10%
Field Goal Percentage
40.70%
60
Rebounds
35
11/31
3 Point Shots
8/34
14
Steals
10
Jan 18/21 (8 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Home
Away
113
Score
115
-9
ATS
+9
225.5 o
O/U
225.5 u
64
Half Time Score
48
48.20%
Field Goal Percentage
50.60%
50
Rebounds
32
9/29
3 Point Shots
12/37
6
Steals
8
Feb 27/20 (9 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Away
Home
116
Score
86
-10.5
ATS
+10.5
220 o
O/U
220 u
54
Half Time Score
52
51.70%
Field Goal Percentage
42.50%
44
Rebounds
37
8/24
3 Point Shots
9/32
13
Steals
7
Feb 8/20 (10 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type GS
Away
Home
125
Score
120
-14
ATS
+14
224.5 o
O/U
224.5 u
66
Half Time Score
59
52.40%
Field Goal Percentage
51.70%
47
Rebounds
33
14/29
3 Point Shots
13/32
11
Steals
15

Team Records

LAL
Record GS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
LAL
Record GS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
LAL
Record GS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
LAL
Record GS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
LAL
Record GS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Reported Injuries
Name Position Inj Desc
Andre Iguodala SF Is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Portland, Hip
Stephen Curry PG Is out indefinitely, Leg

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Apr 10, 2022 DEN 146-141 W +6 229 W/O 46.81 89.36 16
Apr 8, 2022 OKC 120-101 W -6 225 W/U 50.00 74.36 9
Apr 7, 2022 GS 112-128 L +14 219 L/O 44.58 76.32 9
Apr 5, 2022 PHO 110-121 L +13 235 W/U 45.35 76.67 9
Apr 3, 2022 DEN 118-129 L +5.5 231.50 L/O 53.26 66.67 6
Apr 1, 2022 NOP 111-114 L -2 230 L/U 47.56 70.97 11
Mar 31, 2022 UTA 109-122 L +13.5 228 W/O 49.40 71.43 7
Mar 29, 2022 DAL 110-128 L +12 219.50 L/O 44.94 81.82 12
Mar 27, 2022 NOP 108-116 L +4 233.50 L/U 52.50 62.50 14
Mar 23, 2022 PHI 121-126 L +10 226 W/O 51.55 62.50 11
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jun 16, 2022 BOS 103-90 W +4 211.50 W/U 41.30 100.00 19
Jun 13, 2022 BOS 104-94 W -4 211.50 W/U 46.59 86.67 9
Jun 10, 2022 BOS 107-97 W +4 213.50 W/U 43.96 80.00 15
Jun 8, 2022 BOS 100-116 L +3.5 214.50 L/O 46.15 86.67 15
Jun 5, 2022 BOS 107-88 W -4.5 213.50 W/U 45.35 70.00 15
Jun 2, 2022 BOS 108-120 L -3.5 214 L/O 44.32 73.33 19
May 26, 2022 DAL 120-110 W -6.5 215 W/O 51.14 100.00 14
May 24, 2022 DAL 109-119 L +1.5 215.50 L/O 48.81 65.38 10
May 22, 2022 DAL 109-100 W +3 217 W/U 46.91 88.00 11
May 20, 2022 DAL 126-117 W -6 216 W/O 56.10 80.00 14
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