Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Betting Online Preview: Golden State vs. Los Angeles Lakers

April 2nd, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

LeBron James arrival at Los Angeles was cause for celebration in LA-LA Land.  In fact, James was sold as the savior of the Lakers.  It was a dream come true for an entitled fan base that believes the NBA title is their privilege.  Yet the dream has turned into an NBA betting online nightmare.  Beyond that James has been exposed as petulant, arrogant, and not a great teammate.  He has undermined head coach Luke Walton. Additionally, he concocted a hair brained scheme in which he tried to orchestrate a trade of his very teammates.  Implosion has been the result.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Date and Time:  Thursday April 4, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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Warriors vs. Lakers TV Coverage:  TNT

Los Angeles Lakers

Late on the Lakers have been in one of their better stretches of the season. Los Angles has gotten the money in four of their last five games.  Seven of the Lakers last ten games have gone under the total.  Yet in the big picture the recent run has done little to offset a season of poor performance.  LA stands at 35-42 straight up, 32-43-2 against the line, and 30-46-1 under the total.  NBA metrics show the Lakers ranked 15th for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed.  James is out for the year due to injury.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State has also been in a good value stretch.  To show, the Warriors have covered the spread in six of their last ten games.  Three of their last four games have gone over the total.  NBA rankings have Golden State at second for scoring offense and 16th for points allowed.  Owing to that is a record of 52-24 straight up, 32-43-1 vs. the odds, and 36-40 under the total.  Stephen Curry leads with 27.9 points per game.

Stats to Consider

Golden State has been the inferior NBA betting online value in their series with the Lakers.  As an example, the Warriors have come away with the cash in just two of their last six against Los Angeles.  Three of the last four between these teams have gone under the total.  Further, the Lakers have paid in four of their last six home games against Golden State.  The last three between these teams at Staples Center have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Now Golden State has been a terrible sports betting value as a road favorite.  Three covers in 10 games as away favorites have been a turn off to gamblers.  Four of the Warriors last six in that role went under the total.  Along the same lines the Lakers have gushed red ink as a home dog.  To illuminate LA has paid in just three of their last 11 getting points at Staples Center.  Five of the last eight in that situation have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the absence of James will mean plenty of NBA betting online action on Golden State by the public.  At the same time the line maker will have to adjust and enhance the Lakers price to draw leery gamblers that way.

Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Betting Online Picks

To conclude this one is a matter of value and LA should get more than deserved.

Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Betting Online Pick:  Los Angeles Lakers

Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Warriors 108, Lakers 107

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