On Saturday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, there will be a Western Conference game in the NBA between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. This season, Los Angeles will square off against Golden State a second time. The Warriors beat the Lakers 123-109 on the first night as 7.5-point home favorites, and the score soared over the 223.5-point line.
After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks at home on Thursday by a score of 115-106, the Los Angeles Lakers (25-31) are currently on a three-game losing skid. The Lakers fought valiantly against the league’s hottest team despite LeBron James missing games due to an ankle injury. They did, however, just barely miss covering an 8-point spread.
The day of the trade deadline was very hectic for the Lakers. In a three-team, eight-player trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz, they obtained D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt. Mo Bamba, who hails from Orlando, is present but suspended for four games.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Golden State Warriors (28-27) 125-122 on Wednesday. The Dubs resumed their losing ways by failing to cover a 2.5-point spread after picking up victories over the Dallas Mavericks 119-113 and the Oklahoma City Thunder 141-114.
The Warriors are now ranked ninth in the West, one game behind the No. 6 seed and 1.5 games ahead of the No. 11 seed. Golden State is ranked 13th in the league in terms of points scored per 100 possessions (114.7) and are surrendering 114.5 points per 100 possessions in return.
Lakers vs Warriors Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Saturday, February 11 at 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Lakers vs Warriors Injury Report
|Jarred Vanderbilt||Los Angeles Lakers||Probable||Back|
|Anthony Davis||Los Angeles Lakers||Probable||Foot|
|LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers||Questionable||Ankle|
|Steph Curry||Golden State Warriors||Out||Knee|
|Andre Igoudala||Golden State Warriors||Out||Hip|
Lakers vs Warriors Betting Odds
|Los Angeles Lakers||+125||+3 (-115)||Over 238.5 (-110)|
|Golden State Warriors||-145||-3 (-105)||Under 238.5 (-110)|
Lakers vs Warriors Starting 5s
Los Angeles Lakers
PG – D’Angelo Russell | SG – Dennis Schroder | SF – LeBron James | PF – Rui Hachimura | C – Anthony Davis
Golden State Warriors
PG – Jordan Poole | SG – Klay Thompson | SF – Andrew Wiggins | PF – Draymond Green | C – Kevon Looney
Lakers vs Warriors Betting Prediction
The Warriors’ offence has been severely hampered by Steph Curry’s absence. The majority of the new players, including D’Angelo Russell, will be visible to Lakers supporters on the opposing side. The Lakers need to end their skid immediately since they are rapidly falling behind in the postseason race.
They’ll go up against the defending NBA champions, but with LeBron on the court, I believe they can prevail. It’s wonderful news that the Lakers enjoy playing quickly when you’re playing the Warriors.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +3 (-115)