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Lakers vs. Warriors Predictions, Odds, Preview

Mar. 15, 2021
by Jonathan Willis
NBA Expert

Although the Los Angeles Lakers were off this weekend, they received some bad news on Sunday.

It was announced that Jared Dudley tore the MCL in his right knee on Sunday evening, and he will likely miss the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season. That’s the latest in a string of injury blows for the Lakers.

Marc Gasol and Kostas Antetokounmpo will both miss at least two more games due to COVID, and star Anthony Davis is slated to miss at least two more weeks with a calf injury.

That means the Lakers will be shorthanded entering Monday night’s road game against the Golden State Warriors.

Lakers vs. Warriors Betting Resources

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Betting Odds - Lakers vs. Warriors

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  • Spread: Lakers -2.5
  • Money-Line: Lakers -135 Warriors +115
  • Total: 222.5

Golden State will be facing a back-to-back spot Monday and it's gone 3-5 both SU and ATS on no rest this season. (AP)

Lakers vs. Warriors Current Form-Last Game

Golden State had lost four straight games prior to Sunday afternoon’s victory over the league leading Utah Jazz.

The Warriors lost three consecutive road games before the All-Star Break, falling on the road to the Lakers, Trail Blazers, and Suns. They were hammered by the Clippers on Thursday night, getting outscored by 34 points in the second and third quarters, prior to yesterday’s victory.

Draymond Green posted a triple-double and Steph Curry led all scorers with 32 points in Sunday’s 131-119 win over Utah.

Rookie James Wiseman and Andrew Wiggins both had strong performances for the Warriors too in the win, doing a great job of getting off quality shots underneath. It was a rough game for Donovan Mitchell as he finished with a game-low plus/minus of -26.

The Lakers entered the All-Star Break on a two-game losing streak. Their injury woes played a big role in their downturn over the two weeks leading into the break, as the defending champions are 3-7 since Anthony Davis was knocked out of the lineup.

Kyle Kuzma helped lead the Lakers past the Indiana Pacers on Friday to halt the losing streak.

Kuzma poured in 15 points in the fourth quarter to end the evening with 24 points and 13 rebounds in a 105-100 win for LA.

LeBron James posted a double-double too with 18 points and 10 assists.

Lakers vs. Warriors Head-to-Head

  • Feb. 28, 2021 - Lakers 117 vs. Warriors 91, Los Angeles -2.5, Under 221
  • Jan. 18, 2021 - Warriors 115 at Lakers 113, Golden State +9, Over 225.5

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

L.A. Lakers

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 25-13 SU, 18-20 ATS, 14-24 OU
  • Road: 13-5 SU, 10-8 ATS, 4-14 OU

LeBron James is going to have his work cut out for him on Monday. The Lakers haven’t looked nearly as good with James having to take on even larger roles given their injury issues. He is averaging 25.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, and 7.8 APG, but he isn’t as able to drag his team to victories as he did with Cleveland throughout his 20s. James is making 50.7% of his field goals and 35.7% of his threes.

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