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Live Betting: Tips for Lakers-Warriors Game 2

The Los Angeles Lakers surprised some bettors by not only covering the spread in Game 1 but winning outright on the road. The Golden State Warriors are the defending champs and are an experienced, savvy bunch. They’re going to regroup and make adjustments for Game 2.

For those who bet online, what are the best decisions to make in terms of in-game betting for Game 2? Let’s take a closer look at some of the best options.

Live Betting: Tips for Lakers-Warriors Game 2
Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Will Warriors Shoot Better?

There’s likely going to be some live betting value with a number of the Warriors’ top players. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson had good games in Game 1 but combined to shoot just 19 of 49 from the field.

If you’re going to be NBA live betting this game, keep an eye on how these guys come out of the gate. These two have to star in this series as the Warriors are not going to get much scoring in the paint.

As we saw in Game 1, Lakers center Anthony Davis is going to be a problem for the Warriors. That means they’re going to have to find their points on the perimeter.

Curry is a good option for the over in terms of NBA odds and his props. He shot 41.7% from the field in Game 1. In each of the last six times that he’s been under 43% in a game, he’s improved the shooting in the next game by at least 5% each time.

Look for a more accurate shooting game out of him.

Jordan Poole In-Game Props

Live Betting: Tips for Lakers-Warriors Game 2
Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Jordan Poole, a key reserve for this squad, had a decent night in Game 1, shooting 7 of 15 while picking up 21 points. That was a really good sign for the Warriors as Poole had a rough go of things in the first-round series.

Poole averaged just 12.0 points per game in the Sacramento series while shooting just 33.8% from the field. The coaching staff and the other players spoke confidently that he’d rebound in the conference semifinals.

We saw that in Game 1 – even as he missed a questionable 3-pointer at the end of the game. Look for Poole to build off that effort. If he comes out and hits his first couple of shots, he’s a good live-betting candidate to take for the overs on his props.

Live Betting the Total

We saw 129 points between the teams and it feels like Game 2 is a good bet to go over in the sportsbook. As mentioned, there are good opportunities for Curry and Thompson to shoot better, which means they alone might contribute 60 points for the Warriors.

As for the Lakers, they scored 117 points but still have room to improve as well. They shot just 24.0% from three, hitting just 6 of 25 shots from beyond the arc.

Keep an eye on how things are playing out in the first quarter. If the shooters are sharper from the get-go, over will be a good option for live betting.

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