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NBA Betting: Lakers vs. Warriors

The Golden State Warriors will be in tough on Friday night as they play a road NBA betting matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors have lost nine of their past 10 games against the Lakers, although they did beat Los Angeles 95-87 the last time they met last season. Golden State went 6-4 ATS in those games.

View Golden State vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lakers as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 999, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-87 victory for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Golden State's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 27 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

The Warriors were a 101-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Golden State got 38 points from Monta Ellis en route to a 101-95 loss at the hands of Golden State on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 107-96 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers got a terrific 30-point performance from Kobe Bryant but Portland handed them a 107-96 defeat on Thursday at Rose Garden.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Warriors at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
LA Lakers are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State home to Utah, Saturday, January 7
LA Lakers home to Memphis, Sunday, January 8