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Dan Hunter 15 Mar 2021
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Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors Tips

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Golden State Warriors in an NBA Pacific Division regular-season matchup on Tuesday, March 16. The Lakers are currently second in the Pacific Division behind leaders the Utah Jazz, while the Warriors are two places back in fourth behind the third-placed LA Clippers.

Both teams go into this game off the back of a win; Los Angeles beat the Indiana Pacers on Saturday by 105-100, while the Warriors pulled off arguably their best win of the season, defeating the Utah Jazz by 131-119. 

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The Lakers and the Warriors have played each other twice this season: Their first meeting came back in January, and on that occasion Golden State emerged victorious by 115-113. Their next encounter took place on March 1, and this time the Lakers ran out comfortable 117-91 winners. 

I’m backing the Golden State Warriors to pull off something of an upset over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. My reasoning is that the Warriors have been solid at the Chase Center this season, and will be pumped and galvanized after their tremendous victory over Utah on Sunday. Plus, Steph Curry will be out to prove a point against old rival LeBron James and his team. 

  • Lakers 2nd in Pacific Division 
  • Lakers 13-5 on the road 
  • Warriors 4th in Pacific Division
  • Warriors 13-6 at home 

Head to Head

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors have played each other an incredible 425 times in NBA regular-season games. Currently, Los Angeles lead Golden State by 256 wins to 169. In their last nine matches (which encompass this current season plus the previous two) the Lakers have a slight 5-4 edge. In their most recent meeting in February of this year, the LA Lakers won by a score line of 117-91.

LA Lakers Form

It’s already been quite a season for the LA Lakers. The 2019-20 NBA Champions began the new season as favorites to retain their title. They certainly played like champions from December through to mid-February, compiling a 22-7 record before the wheels fell off their campaign. The Lakers have only won 3 of their last 9 games, a troubling sequence that included a run of four consecutive defeats.

The Lakers are currently second in the Pacific Division, ahead of city rivals the Clippers, but behind this season’s front runners, the Utah Jazz. Despite their inconsistencies, the Lakers are still third in the Western Conference and barring complete disaster should comfortably make the playoffs.

In their most recent outing on March 13, the Lakers snapped a two-match losing streak with an unconvincing 105-100 win over the Indiana Pacers. Even in that game Los Angeles had to come from behind, with Kyle Kuzma saving the day, scoring 15 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. Kuzma also led for high rebounds with 13.

Golden State Warriors Form

The Golden State Warriors are currently ninth in the Western Conference with 20 wins and 19 defeats for a 0.510 win percentage. Golden State have proved to be strong at home with a 13-6 record, but on the road they are 7-13, and that’s clearly  where they have suffered the bulk of their defeats. In their last 10 games, the Warriors are 4-6.

Golden State’s whole season thus far has been an even balance of victories and defeats. The Warriors would win a game than lose a game, or win two games consecutively, then promptly lose two on the bounce. Things took a turn for the worse this month when they lost four consecutive matches, albeit against four great teams in the Lakers, the Clippers, Portland and Phoenix.

Finally on Sunday Golden State faced the best team in the NBA so far this season – the Utah Jazz – and promptly pulled off their best performance in ages, winning convincingly by 131-119. The great Steph Curry was the top scorer for the Warriors with 32 points, while Draymond Green was equally outstanding, leading both for rebounds (12) and assists (12).

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Both the LA Lakers and the Golden State Warriors go into this game off the back of a win each, but prior to that their form had been poor. The Lakers had lost twice before beating Indiana, while Golden State were on a four-match losing streak prior to their upset victory over Utah.

I’m backing the Warriors to carry on where they left off against the Jazz, and pull off an upset win over the Lakers on Tuesday. While LeBron James remains out of sorts for Los Angeles, Steph Curry has been amazing for Golden State, and will inspire the most successful team of this century to a win by ten points or less, in a match that will have a combined points total of 230 or less.

Best Bet: Golden State Winner @115.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Golden State 6-10 Winning Margin @475.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 226.5 Total Points @125.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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