In this Western Conference affair, the Golden State Warriors will be visited by the Los Angeles Lakers. The game will take place on 8 April at 04:30 AM (+3 UTC). The Warriors are in third place but the Mavericks are not far behind, with both teams tied with 50 wins but the Warriors have one fewer loss than the Mavs. On the other hand, the Lakers have been knocked out of the Play-in tournament after undergoing one of the worst seasons in the Franchise history considering the expectations they built during the offseason.
Best bets on Warriors vs Lakers
Bookmakers from 22bet give the Warriors a terrific 1.08 odds of winning this game, so let us rather look into the handicap scenario. 22bet predicts a win by 13 points by the Warriors, and thus the handicap of (-12.5) in favor of the Warriors which is barely surprising. The Lakers have lost by 11 points in the last two games but if LeBron, Davis, and Westbrook are rested, even a 20+ loss is possible here.
Bookmakers at 1xbet suggest that the odds of 1.90 Warriors going Over or Under 117.5 points. The Lakers' defense has continuously leaked points in that range but the Warriors have not scored these many points for around two weeks now. However, with the Playoffs nearing, the defense of the Lakers can allow multiple Warriors to heat up. Still betting “Over” 117.5 sounds risky.
Bookmakers for bet365 suggest that the Total of 222.0 is producing the odds of 1.90 for Over and Under. A lot depends upon whether Westbrook and Davis will play here, If both of these players are out, the Lakers will be shorthanded on offense, however, the Warriors can get a boost of around 115 here. This is a tricky one indeed. I’d suggest betting “Under” here considering recent trends for both teams.
Where to Watch Warriors vs Lakers
This game is available on the NBA League Pass.
Golden State Warriors form
The Warriors have won two in a row but this doesn’t cover up their earlier shortcomings. The team has been struggling in the second half of the season and losing Stephen Curry has hurt them. The team defense has gathered itself a bit after being abysmal earlier and a lot will depend upon how Draymond Green plays on that end as he is the defensive anchor. In the biggest positive, both Poole and Thompson have supplied elite scoring while Andrew Wiggins is back in rhythm after a lean period too. The Warriors will have to first ensure that they nab the third spot.
Los Angeles Lakers form
The Lakers have had a painful season and they have not been on track since the beginning of the season. The team has missed Anthony Davis for most of the season and since LeBron started missing games, the team got derailed completely. The Lakers are on a head-ache inducing seven-game losing and due to that, they have been eliminated from the Play-in tournament. The team has been among the bottom-ranked teams if we take into account how they have fared since March. Russell Westbrook has actually done well but he may be shut down for the rest of the season here.
Warriors vs Lakers: possible lineups
- Warriors most likely starting five: PG: Jordan Poole | SG: Klay Thompson | SF: Andrew Wiggins | PF: Draymond Green | C: Kevon Looney;
- Lakers most likely starting five: PG: Austin Reaves | SG: Malik Monk | SF: Stanley Jonhson | PF: Wenyen Gabriel | C: Dwight Howard.