Once upon a time not that long ago, it was the Warriors with the upper hand on the Lakers. Now the roles have reversed. “My how the mighty have fallen” is the phrase that hangs Golden State. Los Angeles was going gangbusters until the untimely and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant. How the Lakers respond in the days to come is one of the biggest questions for NBA betting. Certainly, Los Angeles remains the top favorite to win the Western Conference. For many gamblers it’s not a question of if but when LA gets back into high gear.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
|Date and Time:||Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Chase Center, San Francisco, California|
|Lakers vs. Warriors TV Coverage:||ABC|
|NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors Overview
Late on the Lakers have been a drag for sportsbook value with only two covers in their last six games. Los Angeles is 37-11 straight up, 25-22-1 against the spread and 24-24 on totals. Overall the Lakers rank seventh in the NBA for both scoring offense and points allowed.
Counter to that is a Warriors record of 12-39 straight up, 25-26 vs. the line and 24-27 under the total. Golden State ranks 25th in the NBA for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed. Namely, Stephen Curry remains out until early March with a hand injury. Head coach Steve Kerr doesn’t look nearly as smart without the great roster of the past.
Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis (26.6 PTS, 9.2 REB, 3.3 AST, 50.9 FGPCT, 31.7 3PPCT, 86.6 FTPCT), SG LeBron James (25.0 PTS, 7.7 REB, 10.7 AST, 49.1 FGPCT, 34.2 3PPCT, 69.3 FTPCT), PF Kyle Kuzma (13.0 PTS, 4.2 REB, 1.0 AST, 43.2 FGPCT, 33.3 3PPCT, 74.3 FTPCT)
Key Warriors: SG D’Angelo Russell (23.8 PTS, 3.7 REB, 6.3 AST, 43.3 FGPCT, 38.3 3PPCT, 78.0 FTPCT), SG Alec Burks (16.1 PTS, 4.7 REB, 3.1 AST, 40.6 FGPCT, 37.5 3PPCT, 89.7 FTPCT)
Los Angeles and Golden State Against the Spread
The Lakers are:
- 5-3 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 6-2 over the total on the road
- 5-4 on the board in their last nine games at Golden State
- 2-6 under the total away from home vs. the Warriors
- 3-7-1 vs. the odds as a favorite
- 5-2 over the total as a chalk
The Warriors are:
- 6-8 on the board in their last 14 games as a dog
- 5-2 over the total when getting points
- 3-6 vs. the number head to head vs. the Lakers
- 1-5 under the total in their last six games vs. Los Angeles
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight games at Chase Center
- 5-3 over the total on their home court
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Betting Picks
Certainly, this is an on-court NBA betting mismatch. Golden State is completely outclassed against the Lakers. As mentioned earlier LA has been in the black on the road and at Golden State. Chase Center is yet to feel like home for the Warriors. Most important of all is that Golden State is a mere shell of what they used to be. Look for the Lake Show to entertain on national prime time television.
Lakers vs. Warriors NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers vs. Warriors NBA Betting Score Prediction: Lakers 118, Warriors 101