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Young Lakers are Holding Their Own vs Top Teams

The Los Angeles Lakers have been enduring the toughest stretch to their regular season of late and will face another NBA heavyweight when they do battle with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Lakers' last four games.
  • The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings between the Lakers and Warriors.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Warriors' last six games.

L.A. is doing its part to hang around with good teams and is coming off a big win over the Houston Rockets which saw the Rockets’ 14-game winning streak come to an end. Before that game, the Lakers fell 121-112 to Cleveland. Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma has been sensational for the young Lakers, as Kuzma scored a season-high 38 points on 12-of-17 shooting while going 7-of-10 from 3-point range vs the Rockets.

The Warriors, who are riding a 10-game winning streak entering this one, became the fourth team in NBA history to record a winning streak of at least 10 games in five consecutive seasons. The Dubs are playing shorthanded right now and played without three starters and five rotation players vs Memphis on Wednesday, but still managed to win 116-114 in overtime.

Both of the previous meetings between the teams this season went to overtime, which resulted in Golden State extending its winning streak in the series to five.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 116-99 result in favor of the Warriors today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 15-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 15-16 ATS. Los Angeles is 15-14 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 15-15-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Lakers are at No. 21 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 116.16 PPG, against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 at 109.79 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 51% so far, more than the Los Angeles Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lakers got a 38-point performance from Kyle Kuzma as Los Angeles handed Houston a 122-116 defeat on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Golden State earned a 97-84 victory over Memphis on Wednesday, getting 29 points from Klay Thompson at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
  • Golden State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Portland, Saturday, December 23rd
Golden State home to Denver, Saturday, December 23rd