Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 18 (10/18): NBA
- Oct 18, 2022, 6:36:02 AM
|Time||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Lakers money line||+210|
|Lakers spread||+6 (-110)|
|Warriors money line||-250|
|Warriors spread||-6 (-110)|
|Over / under||225|
2022-2023 season stats
|Los Angeles Lakers||Golden State Warriors|
|Road / home record||0-0||0-0|
|Points per game||0.00||0.00|
|Points allowed per game||0.00||0.00|
|Rebounds per game||0.00||0.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||0.00||0.00|
|Over / under record||0-0||0-0|
The Los Angeles Lakers travel to San Francisco to take on the defending champions the Golden State Warriors for the 22-23 season opener on Tuesday night. These teams met 3 times last season and Warriors led 3-1 and all of the wins came at home.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers had a disapointing season and were only 12-29 on the road with a 33-49 record overall ranking fourth in the Pacific Division. The Lakers went 18-34 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles were eighth in the Western Conference with 24.1 assists per game led by Russell Westbrook averaging 7.1.
LeBron James averaged 30.3 points while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc. Westbrook was shooting 47.9% and averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
In their last 10 games the Lakers are 2-8, averaging 115.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.
The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed Patrick Beverly, Dennis Schroeder, Lonnie Walker, Thomas Bryant, and Dwayne Bacon. Their new coach is former Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors had a hell of a season last year beating 4-2 the Boston Celtics in the Finals to become Champions. They had a 53-29 record overall ranking second in the Pacific last season. The Warriors were 33-19 against conference opponents. Golden State were eighth in the Western Conference with 9.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Kevon Looney averaging 2.6.
Stephen Curry averaged 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 4.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.
In their last 10 games the Warriors are 7-3, averaging 108.7 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.
The team will remain with the same players for this season but there are some concerns about the Draymond Green and Jordan Poole fight that could affect the team's performance.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers' last 13 games.
LA Lakers are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
LA Lakers are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Golden State.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games.
Golden State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Golden State are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games at home.
The Lakers were awful last season as they didn't even make it to the playoffs and struggled on the road vs Warriors. The defending champs will remain with the same team and will now have Wiseman back. It will be interesting to see how the conflict with Green and Poole will affect the team but for now Green is confirmed to start. The Warriors dominated the Lakers last season at home with a 3-0 record so I expect them to dominate them again. I'm going with the Warriors.
PICK: Warriors -6 (-110)
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