Steph Curry shoots over LeBron James and Anthony Davis

October 18, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball towards Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James (6) and ahead Anthony Davis (3) throughout the first quarter at Chase Middle. Necessary Credit score: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Lakers vs Warriors odds favor Golden State by 4.5 factors in Recreation 1 of the second-round playoff collection on Tuesday
  • Golden State is a -145 favourite to advance to the Western Convention Ultimate
  • See the Lakers vs Warriors Recreation 1 predictions, odds, harm information, and participant prop picks right here

Initially of the playoffs, a LeBron James versus Steph Curry playoff collection appeared like a pipe dream. LA wanted to get via the Play-In Match after which upset the 2 seed Memphis, whereas Golden State needed to knock off quantity three seed Sacramento.

Shockingly, all of these issues occurred. Now, basketball followers are rewarded with seemingly the ultimate postseason battled between the 2 future Corridor of Famers.

Recreation 1 goes down Tuesday within the Bay Space, and on-line sportsbooks are leaning in the direction of the Warriors within the NBA odds.

Warriors vs Lakers Recreation 1 Odds

Workforce Unfold Moneyline Whole
Los Angeles Lakers +4.5 (-110) +160 O 228 (-110)
Golden State Warriors -4.5 (-110) -190 U 228 (-110)

Golden State is at the moment a 4.5 level favourite, in a contest with a complete of 228. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 pm ET on the Chase Middle in San Francisco, CA, with TNT offering the published protection.


Odds as of Could 1 at DraftKings Sportsbook. 

Los Angeles vs Golden State Betting Splits

The Lakers-Warriors collection is anticipated to be wildly aggressive and bettors. In consequence, bettors are break up on who to again for Recreation 1. LA is garnering 51% of the unfold tickets as 4.5 level underdogs, whereas Golden State is getting 52% of the ATS deal with.

Whole clever, over 228 is drawing 65% of the over/beneath tickets. Nonetheless, these wagers are accounting for under 56% of the deal with.

Lakers vs Warriors Sequence Odds

Workforce Odds
Los Angeles Lakers +120
Golden State Warriors -145

As for the collection odds, Golden State is at the moment a -145 favourite to advance within the NBA playoff bracket, with LA coming again as +120 underdogs.

Lakers vs Warriors Betting Notes

The Lakers posted the West’s greatest defensive ranking within the opening spherical, holding the Grizzlies to 102.8 factors per 100 possessions. Anthony Davis was a beast within the paint, averaging 4 blocks per contest, whereas LA restricted Memphis to 40.2% from the sector.

LeBron and AD get all of the headlines offensively, and rightfully so, however the Lakers will want sustained manufacturing from their position gamers to beat the Warriors. D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura every averaged at the least 15 factors per sport, with Hachimura taking pictures 52% from three.

Talking of triples, that’s one space the place LeBron was abysmal towards the Grizz. He shot solely 20% from past the arc in Spherical 1 on 6.8 makes an attempt per contest.

On the Warriors aspect, they shot the seventh lowest share within the opening spherical, however had been bailed out by Curry – particularly in Recreation 7. Curry dropped 50 factors on the Kings within the collection finale, essentially the most in a Recreation 7 in NBA historical past.

He averaged 33.7 factors per outing in Spherical 1, taking pictures 49% from the sector and 38% from three. The Dubs additionally acquired 21 factors from Klay Thompson per contest, and 18 from Andrew Wiggins, however they’ll want extra from Jordan Poole.

The 23-year-old was instantaneous offense in final 12 months’s playoffs, however the opening spherical was a significant disappointment. He averaged simply 12 factors per sport, on 34% taking pictures. Given he takes 11 pictures per outing, together with 5 threes, Poole will must be extra environment friendly to assist lighten the load on Curry.

As for the Warriors unsung hero, it’s time to offer Kevon Looney his due. He averaged 15 rebounds per sport, and utterly neutralized Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis. Looney will now battle AD down low, and that matchup can have a significant influence on Tuesday’s consequence and past.

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Lakers vs Warriors Predictions

LA knocking out Memphis could also be thought of an upset, however the Lakers had been one of many high groups within the NBA down the stretch. They closed the season with 9 wins of their closing 11 contests. To this point within the postseason, they’re 5-2 in seven video games.

They posted the third greatest web ranking in Spherical 1, and at last have the depth to enrich LeBron and AD after a number of years or having their stars play with a set of stiffs.

The Warriors in the meantime, will not be the identical workforce as final 12 months’s Championship squad. The fireplace nonetheless burns, however the workforce is much less environment friendly and much much less imposing on offense. Curry can nonetheless get white-hot, however there’s a severe lack of depth past their top-five.

LA was 3-1 versus Golden State within the common season, profitable all three of these video games as underdogs. They coated in 4 of six outings towards the Grizzlies, whereas the Warriors coated as better than 2-point favorites simply as soon as versus Sacramento.

Picks: LA Lakers +4.5 (-110), LeBron James Underneath 2.5 Threes (-135), Rui Hachimura Over 0.5 Threes (-160)


Chris Amberley

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