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Warriors vs Lakers Prediction, Odds and Picks Saturday, March 16

The Golden State Warriors have had a hard time winning in Lakers territory. The Lakers have covered six straight home games against Golden State. But with Stephen Curry returning for Golden State, coupled with Lakers injuries, this may finally be the time the Warriors buck the trend. The NBA basketball online betting lines still favor the hosts. But this can only mean a more profitable bet on the underdogs.

 

Back the Warriors To Snap Skid vs Lakers
Back the Warriors To Snap Skid vs Lakers

Warriors vs Lakers Game Information

  • Game: Warriors (34-31) vs Lakers (37-31)
  • Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Saturday, March 16
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Warriors vs Lakers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Here’s a look at some NBA Lines and NBA Game Odds to consider!

Golden State is at +2 on the NBA point spreads versus the Lakers. It is only 3-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games facing Los Angeles. But the return of Curry could boost the Warriors’ odds, especially when LeBron James and several key Lakers are listed on the injury report. The total of 233 1/2 points is the highest for a Warriors game in their last seven contests.

Warriors vs Lakers Head-to-Head

Warriors vs Lakers Odds and Spreads


  • The Warriors are 4-2 in their last six road games
  • The Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last nine conference games
  • Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games as a road underdog of +2½ to +5
  • Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games as a favorite
  • The total has gone under in four of Golden State’s last five games against a Western Conference opponent
  • The ‘under’ is 4-1-0 in the Lakers’ last five division games
  • The total has gone under in the Warriors’ last six road games
  • The Warriors are 14-5 in their last 19 games when Stephen Curry plays

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Warriors vs Lakers ATS Pick: Warriors +2 (-110)

Curry will return with a vengeance as he boosts Golden State’s NBA odds against Los Angeles. The Warriors are 14-5 in their last 19 games when Curry plays. And he should change the complexion of this game.

Moreover, the Lakers are down four key players and could be without LeBron James, who is dealing with a bum ankle. So even if Los Angeles is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Golden State, we’d rather bet online on Golden State given its online sports betting lines: +2 on the spread and +115 on the moneyline.

The Warriors have been on a roll recently and are 4-2 on the road since the All-Star break. Los Angeles is 5-2 at home since this break but has one of the worst defensive ratings (117.2). And this is supposed to be this team’s identity. So we’d rather take the underdog, which has more momentum heading to this matchup.

Warriors vs Lakers Over/Under Pick: Under 233½ (-110)

While the Lakers’ defense has left much to be desired, expect a slow-paced playoff-like game here. This is why recent trends have the Lakers’ and Warriors’ games going under their totals. Bet online on the ‘under’.

Warriors vs Lakers Player Prop Pick: Stephen Curry Over 5 Assists (-176)

Curry’s return will mean a change in the game plan for the Lakers. They will focus most of their defensive energies on neutralizing him, which means double teams and the like. Curry could have plenty of opportunities to distribute the rock and rack up assists. Bet his assists prop to go over.

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Warriors vs Lakers Game Prediction

Warriors 118, Lakers 115

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which Warriors player has the best probability to lead the game in 3s?


Other than Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson is the next-best NBA bet for tonight

What is the best moneyline bet in the Golden State-Los Angeles game?


At underdog odds, we like the Warriors’ moneyline odds better.

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