Basketball betting favors the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday as they travel to face the Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers are usually popular in NBA betting and that could be the case in this matchup against the Warriors.
Basketball betting had the Lakers sweeping the season series with Golden State last year 4-0. The Lakers have swept the Warriors in three of the last four seasons. The Lakers are in the first half of a basketball betting back-to-back situation as they are back home against the Nets tomorrow.
The Lakers have not lost a season series to Golden State since the 1994-95 season. The Lakers are 19-3 in their last 22 games against Golden State. On the road, the Lakers have gone 8-2 against the Warriors in their last 10 games. With Phil Jackson as head coach the Lakers are 29-7 against the Warriors. Kobe Bryant has averaged 26.6 points per game against Golden State in his career. You could definitely say that the Lakers have owned the Warriors in recent season.
The Lakers have covered the basketball betting pointspread in six of their last ten games against Golden State. The Lakers were 1-1 against the NBA betting odds at Golden State last year. They won 129-121 and 114-106. You would think that when these two teams play the basketball betting total would go over but actually they have gone under in three of the last five at Golden State.
The Lakers are 11-3 overall but just 6-8 against the basketball betting lines. They have not done well on the road in NBA betting as they are 0-3. The basketball betting schedule for the Lakers is really weird. Saturday’s basketball betting game at Golden State is only their fourth road game of the year. After that game they then start a six-game homestand. That will mean in their first 21 games this basketball betting season they will have played 17 at home and only four on the road. They are going to pay for that later in the year with a brutal eight game road trip and another basketball betting stretch where they have to play 11 of 14 on the road.
Golden State is actually 3-2 against the basketball betting odds at home this season so they may be able to hang within the NBA betting number in this contest.