Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting odds heavily favor the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as they host the Golden State Warriors.

This is a brutal back-to-back in NBA betting for the Warriors since they had to play at home last night against the Boston Celtics. Here are some of the basketball betting numbers and trends to consider for this Tuesday night game between the Warriors and Lakers.

Basketball betting has the Lakers in a back-to-back as well as they were in Phoenix last night. Los Angeles is beginning a four-game homestand with this basketball betting game against the Warriors. The Lakers have won eight of the last ten against Golden State outright and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. The teams met earlier this season at Golden State and the Lakers routed the Warriors 130-97. The teams met twice last basketball betting season in Los Angeles and the Lakers won both games but were just 1-1 against the NBA betting line. Three of the last five games between the two teams in L.A. have gone over the basketball betting total.

Golden State has struggled both home and away this season but at least at home they can cover the NBA betting odds sometimes. They have not done as well in basketball betting on the road as they are 7-9-1 against the spread. Golden State is one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA, ranking in the Top 5 but the Warriors don’t play defense. They are last in the league in defense as basketball betting stats show and that means they simply don’t win many games straight up.

The Lakers are the best team in the league straight up but they are not the best team against the basketball betting odds. The Lakers have a losing record against the basketball betting pointspread but at least at home they are right around .500. Los Angeles has an offense that is in the Top 5 in the league led by Kobe Bryant and their defense is right near the Top 5 as well. Los Angeles looks better than they did a year ago when they won the NBA title.

Taking the Lakers is all about surviving the fourth quarter since that can be the time when the Lakers give up the backdoor cover in basketball betting. Golden State can score so there is a risk when laying a big number as is the case in this basketball betting contest.

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