The Golden State Warriors (29-29) battle the Los Angeles Lakers (27-32) Thursday. Tip from crypto.com Arena is set for 10 p.m. ET. The Warriors and Lakers have played twice this season. Both times the Warriors were at home with a 1-1 straight-up record and 1-1 against-the-spread (ATS) record. The total is 1-1 O/U as well.
Golden State lost 134-124 to the Clippers on Feb. 14, failing to cover as an 8-point road underdog. The Dubs are 1-2-1 (2 ATS losses) in their last 4 and 26-30-2 ATS on the season.
The Lakers beat the Pelicans 120-102 on Feb. 15, covering as a 4.5-point home favorite. They are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 yet 2-5 ATS in their last 7. They are 27-31-1 ATS on the season.
Warriors at Lakers odds
- Moneyline (ML): Warriors +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Lakers -220 (bet $220 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Warriors +5.5 (-105) | Lakers -5.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Warriors at Lakers key injuries
- G Stephen Curry (superior tib/fib) out
- F Andrew Wiggins (personal) out
- F Anthony Davis (foot) probable
- F LeBron James (foot) probable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Warriors at Lakers picks and predictions
Lakers 125, Warriors 117
Without Curry, the Warriors may struggle offensively. Against a team that made trade deadline deals to ensure a strong playoff push, pass on betting the moneyline underdog.
Against the spread
LEAN LAKERS -5.5 (-115).
The Warriors have played 10 road games without 2-time MVP Curry this season, and they have lost by 9 or more in 6 of those. The Lakers are also 2-1 ATS since the trade deadline and have a more athletic, offensively-gifted team with the addition of G D’Angelo Russell.
The Warriors rank 20th in defensive rating which could cause trouble for them. Golden State is also a league-worst 8-20 ATS on the road. Back the LAKERS -5.5 (-115).
BET OVER 238.5 (-112).
The Warriors have a struggling defense, and even without Curry, have the offensive firepower to score at will. These teams also rank 1st and 2nd in pace, so this should be played at a hectic tempo.
The Warriors have gone Over in 6 of their last 7 games as well while the Lakers have topped the projected total in 5 of their last 10. The teams are a combined 66-48 O/U on the season.
Back the OVER 238.5 (-112).