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Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Golden State Warriors as the NBA season resumes. The Warriors are currently in the 9th spot in the fiercely competitive Western Conference with a .500 record of 29-29. While they have struggled on the road, winning only 7 out of 29 away games, they have been exceptional at sharing the ball and leading the league with an average of 29.9 assists per game. This unselfish play has been spearheaded by their veteran forward Draymond Green, who averages 6.9 assists per game.

Golden State boasts four players with double-digit averages, including their star player Stephen Curry, who averages a staggering 29.4 points per game. The Warriors will be eager to bounce back from their recent 134-124 loss to the Clippers, with Jordan Poole leading their scoring efforts with 28 points.

  • Golden State is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games with a rival in the Pacific Division.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games played in February.
  • The Dubs are 7-13 SU in their last 20 road games played on a Thursday.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are also looking to improve their record and climb up the standings in the Western Conference. Currently sitting in 13th place with a record of 27-32, the Lakers have won 4 out of their last 10 games and have an even split of 14 wins and losses at home. Led by LeBron James, who averages 30 points per game, the Lakers have a strong rebounding game, ranking 5th in the league with 45.3 rebounds per game. 

Anthony Davis has been a major contributor to the team’s success in this department, averaging 12.9 rebounds per game. In their last game, a 120-102 home victory over the Pelicans, Anthony Davis dominated with 28 points and 10 rebounds. With the Lakers having covered the spread in 4 out of their last 10 games and have beaten the Warriors in their previous meeting earlier this month, they are favored to win at home again. 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers’ last 6 matches with the Warriors.
  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of the Los Angeles  Lakers’ last 7 games at home.
  • The Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home against Golden State. 

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this match is the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers were able to secure a six-point win against the Warriors in their most recent matchup earlier this month. Golden State has struggled away from home this season and without their star player, Stephen Curry, their chances of winning are diminished. In contrast, the Lakers have the advantage of playing on their home court, making them the favored team to win. It is advisable to bet on the Lakers covering the point spread, with a predicted final score of 125-110 in favor of the Lakers.

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Arena 

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023


NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5 

NBA Totals: 238.5

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