Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Playoffs Odds & Pick
The best NBA gambling sites favor the Los Angeles Lakers over the Golden State Warriors by 4.5 points on May 19, 2021, 10:00 PM ET at the Staples Center.
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Warriors||+4½ -110||219½ -110||+165|
|Lakers||-4½ -110||219½ -110||-190|
Betting Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are the best online sportsbooks underdogs. The Warriors went into their regular-season finale with the top net rating. As well as the second-best defensive rating in the league over their prior 20 games.
This is remarkable for a team that faced so many issues as the Warriors at times this season. The schedule has been helpful, with 11 of those games, including the last six, at home. But there’s no denying that Golden State is playing its best basketball of the season.
A washed-up Curry, and a volatile Draymond Green have not hindered a youth movement talented beyond their years. “We had some really difficult stretches, like everybody does every year, but we just felt like if we could hang in there, that these last 20 games would be a chance for us to make a real push,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m happy that I was right. We’ve gotten on a good run, playing at a high level, and the guys are having a lot of fun. So it’s good stuff.”
According to the best gambling sites, Golden State is 6-0 ATS in their last six games. The total has gone O in four of Golden State’s last five games. Golden State is 6-0 SU in their last six games. Golden State is 2-4 ATS in their last six games against the LA Lakers.
Warriors are 1-5 SU in their last six games against the LA Lakers. The total has gone U in five of Golden State’s last six games on the road. Golden State is 6-2 SU in their last eight games when playing on the road against the LA Lakers.
Golden State is 5-0 ATS in their last five games this season. Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against an opponent in the Western Conference. Golden State is 2-6 SU in their last eight games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
Betting Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are favorites at the best gambling sites. Frank Vogel is confident that LeBron James will play for the Lakers’ against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. Vogel said he should be “good to go.”
James hopes to avoid anymore ankle scares in the postseason. Not only because of the toll on his body, but on his mind too. “It’s been hard to tackle it,” James said. “I was playing some of the best basketball of my career before the injury and it wasn’t, like, a self-inflicted wound. It wasn’t something that I could control. It’s not like I wasn’t putting in the work and then my body failed me. I literally had a grown man diving at my leg for a loose ball and here’s the injury.”
The Lakers are 4-10-1 ATS in their past 15 games. Los Angeles are 5-0 SU in their last five games. The Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last five games at home. Los Angeles are 2-6 SU in their last eight games when playing at home against Golden State.
The Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last six games against an opponent in the Western Conference. The total has gone U in four of the Lakers’ last six games against an opponent in the Pacific Division. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games played on a Wednesday. The total has gone U in seven of the Lakers’ last 10 games played on a Wednesday at home.
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks
Even a hobbling James is better than a has-been Curry any day of the week. The Lakers all the way.