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Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5/2/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5/2/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

West Semifinals – Game 1, Series starts 5/2

The Western Conference semifinals are about to kick off with a thrilling matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. The Lakers advanced to the semis after dominating the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 in their quarterfinals series, capped off by a 125-85 blowout in Game 6. They have been on fire lately, winning six of their last eight games since the regular season. 

The Lakers have been led by their superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who have been averaging 22.2 and 20.8 points per game respectively in the playoffs. Davis has also been a beast on the boards, grabbing 13.7 rebounds per game. Russell has been their main playmaker, dishing out 5.8 assists per game. The Lakers have been scoring at a high clip, averaging 112.2 points per game.

  • The LA Lakers are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road against Golden State. 
  • The Lakers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games with a team in the Western Conference.
  • LA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5/2/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

The Sacramento Kings put up a fight, but the Golden State Warriors prevailed 4-3 in their quarterfinals series to advance to the semifinals. Stephen Curry was unstoppable in Game 7 on Sunday, dropping 50 points to lead the Warriors to a 120-100 win. The Warriors also played great defense, limiting the Kings to 37.5% shooting and winning the rebounding battle 55-49. Curry has been the Warriors’ main scorer in the playoffs, averaging 31.0 points per game, while Looney has been their top rebounder with an average of 14.2 rebounds per game. Green has been their best passer, averaging 8.0 assists per game. 

The Warriors have a balanced scoring attack, with four players averaging double digits in points and as a team, they’ve been averaging 115.2 points per game. This series will be a showdown between two of the best teams in the league. The Warriors are scoring 115.9 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Kings in a close series, until Game 7 where Curry carried the Warriors over the line with a vintage 50-point performance.

  • The Golden State Warriors are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Golden State is 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home.
  • The Warriors are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home against the LA Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors. The NBA pick for this game is the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors will look to defend their home court on Tuesday when they host the Lakers in the series opener. The better wager is on the UNDER. The Lakers have been locking down on defense in the postseason, giving up just 104.7 points per game, which is fifth-best in the league. The Warriors have also been tough on defense, holding their opponents to 43.8% shooting from the floor and 31.6% from three-point range. Prediction: Warriors 114, Lakers 110. Go with the UNDER.

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023


NBA Odds: Golden State Warriors -4.5

NBA Totals: 228.

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