Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State on Monday, March 15

November 30th, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting will be a lot more popular Los Angeles on Monday as they travel up the coast to face Golden State.

The Lakers are likely to be a popular choice in basketball betting in this game that can be seen on ESPN.

NBA betting fans that cheer for the Lakers have seen Los Angeles win 8 of the last 10 in this series against Golden State although they are just 5-5 against the spread.  This is the third meeting between the two teams this season and the Lakers have won all three but covered only the road game.  They didn’t cover either of the games in Los Angeles.   At Golden State, the Lakers have won four of the last five and covered three of the five.  The Lakers and Warriors are high scoring teams but in their last six meetings the over/under is just 3-3.

Kobe Bryant really likes playing against Golden State. In 51 career games including 42 starts against the Warriors, Kobe is averaging 26.9 points per game.  Taking the Lakers against the NBA betting point spread has not gone well this season.  The Lakers are 13-17-1 this season on the road vs. the point spread.  The Lakers are 6th in the league in offense and they are 10th in defense.  Even with that excellent offense, 18 of the Lakers 31 road games have gone under the total. The Lakers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall and they are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games.  The Lakers are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings at Golden State.  The road team in this series is 5-0 vs. the basketball betting line in the last 5 meetings.

Golden State is not winning many games but they are still finding ways to cover the spread. The Warriors are 8-0 vs. the NBA betting line in their last 8 vs. the Pacific Division. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Leading scorer Monta Ellis is back for the Warriors and he makes them a better team.  Combined with Stephen Curry, the Warriors can definitely score.

Nine of the last eleven Los Angeles road games have gone under the NBA betting total.  11 of their last 14 overall have gone under.  Five of the last seven Golden State home games have gone under.  In this series though at Golden State, 14 of the last 17 have gone over.

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