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Warriors vs. Lakers Predictions, Odds

  • Jan. 18, 2021
  • By Kevin Rogers

Warriors vs. Lakers Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Warriors vs. Lakers

Line Movements

Subject to Change

  • Spread: Lakers -9
  • Money-Line: Los Angeles -400, Golden State +330
  • Total: 226.5

After a three-game ATS slide in early January, the Lakers have covered four consecutive games. Los Angeles is favored for the 15th straight game, as the Lakers own a 4-3 ATS mark as a favorite of eight points or more.

The Warriors have compiled a 4-5 ATS record as an underdog this season, as Golden State was blown out at Milwaukee on Christmas Day in its largest 'dog spot at +9.5 in a 138-99 drubbing.

Golden State's offense hasn't been clicking lately and that's led to a 5-0 'under' streak entering Monday. (AP)

Warriors vs. Lakers Current Form-Last Game

Golden State dropped its second straight contest on Thursday in a 114-104 setback at Denver as 4.5-point underdogs. The Warriors fell behind by 13 points after the first quarter and never could get over the hump in spite of 35 points from Stephen Curry.

Rookie James Wiseman scored 18 points, while Andrew Wiggins put up 16 points as Golden State is 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS on the road.

The Lakers picked up their fifth consecutive victory in a 112-95 blowout of the Pelicans as 8.5-point favorites. Los Angeles overcame a 14-point deficit in the win as the Lakers outscored New Orleans, 55-37 in the second half.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 38 points, while the Lakers knocked down 15 three-pointers to improve to 4-3 at Staples Center this season.

Warriors vs. Lakers Head-to-Head

  • Feb. 27, 2020 - Lakers 116 at Warriors 86, L.A. -10.5, Under 220
  • Feb. 8, 2020 - Lakers 125 at Warriors 120, L.A. -14, Over 224.5
  • Nov. 13, 2019 - Lakers 120 vs. Warriors 94, L.A. -8.5, Under 219

The Lakers pulled off the season sweep of the Warriors last season, even though Curry didn't suit up for a single matchup due to a broken hand sustained in November 2019.

Los Angeles routed Golden State in the only meeting at Staples Center, 120-94. Davis missed the game due to injury, but James led the way with 23 points and 12 assists.

(SU-Straight Up, ATS - Against the Spread, OU - Over-Under)

Golden State Warriors Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 6-6 SU, 5-7 ATS, 4-8 O/U
  • Road: 2-3 SU, 1-4 ATS, 2-5 O/U

The Warriors started the season with four consecutive road contests, losing at Brooklyn and Milwaukee before knocking off Chicago and Detroit.

Draymond Green returned to the Warriors' lineup on January 1, as Golden State is 4-4 SU/ATS in those games.

Golden State is riding a five-game 'under' streak, while scoring 106 points or fewer in four of those contests.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 11-3 SU, 8-6 ATS, 5-9 O/U
  • Home: 4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS, 4-3 O/U

The Lakers began the season at 2-2, including home losses to the Clippers and Blazers. Los Angeles is on a roll ever since by winning nine of 10 games, with the lone loss coming at home to San Antonio on January 7.

Amazingly, L.A. picked up its first cover at Staples Center since blowing out Minnesota, 127-91 on December 27 as 10.5-point favorites. Since posting consecutive 'overs' to start season, the Lakers are riding a 4-1 'under' run at home.

Key Injuries

Golden State Warriors

  • None

Los Angeles Lakers

  • SF LeBron James: Ankle - Probable
  • PF Anthony Davis: Back - Probable
  • SF Jared Dudley: Calf - Out
  • PF Kostas Antetkounmpo: Knee - Out

Warriors vs. Lakers Prediction

Golden State has struggled to score recently and it's not helping that the Warriors face the Lakers tonight. Los Angeles has struggled to cover numbers at home this season in spite of the recent rout of New Orleans.

Score Prediction: Lakers 110, Warriors 102
Best Bet: Under 226.5

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