Lakers vs Warriors Prediction Game 4 NBA Playoffs 5/8

Lakers vs Warriors Prediction Game 4 NBA Playoffs 5/8

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Introduction

As the playoffs continue, NBA experts picks become increasingly important. Fans can access these picks on KingPin.pro, an iOS and Android app that provides free NBA picks for today. KingPin.pro's NBA predictions are made by experienced analysts who factor in the latest team stats and injury reports to make the best predictions. The Lakers vs. Warriors game 4 is one of the most highly anticipated games of the NBA playoffs.

 

Offense

The Golden State Warriors have a powerful offense led by Klay Thompson. Thompson has been averaging 21.9 points per game in the playoffs and has been a force to be reckoned with from the three-point line, making 43.6% of his shots. In addition, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green have also been solid contributors, averaging 14.3 and 10.5 points per game, respectively.

On the other hand, the Lakers' offense has been led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James has been averaging 27.1 points per game in the playoffs, and Davis has been averaging 24.6 points per game. The Lakers' offense is also bolstered by the contributions of Dennis Schroder, who has been averaging 18.4 points per game in the playoffs.

 

Defense

Both the Warriors and Lakers are known for their defense, with each team ranking in the top 10 in the NBA in terms of points allowed per game. However, the Lakers have been the stronger defensive team in this series, holding the Warriors to an average of just 101 points per game.

The Warriors have been solid defensively as well, holding the Lakers to just 103.3 points per game in the series. Draymond Green has been the anchor of the Warriors' defense, averaging 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in the playoffs.

 

Injuries

The Warriors have been hit hard by injuries in the playoffs, with Andre Iguodala and Patrick Baldwin Jr. both out for Game 4.

The Lakers have had their own injury concerns, with Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Mo Bamba all listed as questionable for Game 4. However, Bamba is expected to play, while James and Davis are likely to be game-time decisions.

 

Prediction

While the Warriors have a strong offense and defense, they have struggled against the Lakers in this series. In the first three games, the Lakers' defense has been able to contain the Warriors' offensive threats, and we expect that to continue in Game 4. Additionally, the Lakers have a deep bench, and if James and Davis are unable to play or are limited in their minutes, the Lakers' reserves are more than capable of stepping up and providing scoring and defensive support.

Overall, we predict that the Lakers will win Game 4 and cover the 2.5 points spread. The Lakers have the advantage in this series, and while the Warriors may make a push, the Lakers' defense and bench depth will ultimately prove too much for the Warriors to overcome.

 

Pick: Lakers -2.5

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