Warriors vs Lakers NBA Lines with Steph Curry expected and Lebron in doubt to play

Warriors vs Lakers NBA Lines with Steph Curry expected and Lebron in doubt to play

It’s quite possible that Tuesday night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers from LA is a preview of the 9 vs. 10 Western Conference play-in tournament game. The NBA odds for Tuesday will largely depend on whether LeBron James will play

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When: Tuesday, 10 PM ET
Where: Crypto.com Arena
Stream: TNT app
Radio: Tunein.com
NBA Odds: Lakers -2.5 (total 235)


Warriors vs Lakers Season Series

This concludes the regular-season series between the teams with the Warriors leading 2-1 and having won the past two. The clubs last met on March 16 in Los Angeles and the Dubs prevailed 128-121 behind 31 points from Steph Curry. Klay Thompson added 26 off the bench and Jonathan Kuminga 23. Lakers star Anthony Davis did not play the final three periods after he was poked in the eye late in the first quarter. LeBron James had 40 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a losing effort.


Why Bet on Golden State Warriors?

Golden State won for the seventh time in eight games on Sunday, 118-110 over Utah and continues to hold the 10th seed in the West. Klay Thompson had one of his best games of the season with 32 points, five rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes. Thompson has a solid history of elite games when Stephen Curry (rest) is out, and he didn’t disappoint in the decisive win. Thompson’s 13-point first quarter helped propel the Warriors into an early lead that they never relinquished. Klay averaged 1.14 points per minute, doing all of his damage in the first three quarters.

Golden State Last 5
vs Jazz – W118-110
@ Mavericks – L108-106
@ Rockets – W133-110
vs Mavericks – W104-100
@ Spurs – W117-113

Jonathan Kuminga turned in 21 points, 10 boards and four assists as he returned to Golden State’s lineup following a six-game absence. Kuminga came off the bench, but he finished behind only Klay Thompson (32) for the team lead in scoring and finished with his fifth double-double of the season and eighth of his career.

Kuminga scored 20-or-more for the sixth consecutive game off the bench, tying him with matching Sarunas Marciulionis for the most consecutive 20-point games off the bench in Warriors franchise history since 1970-71, when starters were first tracked. The Warriors have been starting Trayce Jackson-Davis in Kuminga’s absence, pushing Draymond Green back to his usual power-forward role. The move has paid dividends with Golden State looking steadier. Not clear if Kuminga will stay in a bench role now.

Curry is expected to play Tuesday. In the last 12 games he has played in, Curry is averaging 24.0 points (44.1 FG%, 38.3 3P%, 95.1 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists in 32.0 minutes per game. He has a league-leading 339 3-pointers made, now the fourth-most threes in a season in NBA history (Curry has five of the top six spots). Curry (26.5 ppg, 44.8 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 92.4 FT%) joins Kyrie Irving (25.8 ppg, 49.6 FG%, 41.0 3P%, 90.7 FT%) as the only players this season to average at least 25.0 points per game while shooting at least 44 percent from the field.

Green might be in question as he didn’t return to Sunday’s game against the Jazz after exiting in the third quarter due to an apparent back injury. Prior to his departure, he totaled three points, three rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Andrew Wiggins has missed the last two games due to left ankle soreness. He has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 14 games (14.9 ppg in that span).

In the last eight games the Warriors have allowed 102.9 points per game, third-fewest in the NBA. In that span, Golden State has the fourth-best defensive rating (105.6) in the NBA. It also is tied for third in opponent field goal percentage (43.5 FG%) and ranked fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (33.3 3P%).

The Warriors have played in 45 clutch games this season, the most in the NBA. In the 45 clutch games this season, the Warriors have a 22-23 record. Clutch time is defined as minutes when the scoring margin is within five points with five or fewer minutes remaining in a game, and clutch record is a team’s win-loss record in games that include clutch minutes.

Since February 5, the Warriors have the most road wins (15) and highest winning percentage on the road (.789, 15-4) in the NBA.

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Lakers -2.5 -135 O 235
Warriors +2.5 +115 U 235
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Why Bet on Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers played without LeBron James on Sunday and it showed as LA’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 127-117 home loss to Minnesota. James stayed home with flu-like symptoms, missing his 11th game of his 21st NBA season and is questionable Tuesday. The Lakers are now 6-5 without LeBron this season.

Los Angeles Last 5
vs Timberwolves – L127-117
vs Cavaliers – W116-97
@ Wizards – W125-120
@ Raptors – W128-111
@ Nets – W116-104

Fellow star Anthony Davis then went to the locker room after getting hit in the face by Kyle Anderson while scoring a tip-in basket late in the first quarter. The nine-time All-Star didn’t return to the game, and Lakers coach Darvin Ham had no postgame update on his condition. Davis took another blow to his left eye, which already was injured from a hit taken last month in a game against Golden State. Minnesota blew open a tight game without Davis patrolling the middle, putting up a 46-point second quarter. Consider him questionable Tuesday but the Lakers think he will be able to play.

“He’s extremely valuable,” Ham said of Davis. “Everyone around here knows that. Everything he brings on both sides of the ball, it’s tough. Already being without Bron and seeing him go out, it’s tough. But my hat’s off to our guys. They didn’t feel sorry for themselves. They kept competing all the way through.”

Davis has been the backbone of the Lakers’ season all season long, especially on the interior. But recently, the Lakers have provided the perimeter help needed to take advantage of Davis’ All-Defensive caliber season. Instead of having to cover for his teammates, they’re enhancing what Davis does on the inside by cutting off driving lanes or staying attached to their defensive assignments. “It keeps me around the rim on the bigs,” Davis said.

Jaxson Hayes filled in nicely for Davis with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Hayes’ 19 points marked a season-high total as well as his second consecutive double-double. Rui Hachimura had a team-high 30 points. Spencer Dinwiddie started for LeBron and had 18 points and seven assists.

With Sunday’s loss, L.A. dropped from the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference to the ninth, half a game behind the Kings. Sacramento owns the tiebreaker over Los Angeles, so the purple and gold would likely need to win out to have a chance to leapfrog the Kings.

D’Angelo Russell is confident about the team’s postseason prospects no matter where it ends up: “I think we just finish this season strong, finish these games strong and whoever we match up with, we go full force. I don’t think we care about the teams that are doing well versus how they’re going to look in the playoffs. It’s experience versus inexperience in the playoffs, that kind of gets you over the hump. So I like our chances versus anybody.”

The Lakers and Warriors have met 437 times in the regular season, where L.A. holds a 262-175 advantage. In the Los Angeles era, the Lakers are 211-135 against the Warriors. The Lakers hold the all-time series advantage in overtime games, 10-9.

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Warriors vs Lakers Expert Prediction

Lakers 114, Warriors 112


NBA Conferences Winners

Eastern Conference Odds

Boston Celtics -140
Milwaukee Bucks +325
Philadelphia 76ers +1000
Cleveland Cavaliers +1400
Miami Heat +1400
New York Knicks +2000
Indiana Pacers +5500
Orlando Magic +7000
Atlanta Hawks +40000
Chicago Bulls +40000
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Western Conference Odds

Denver Nuggets +145
LA Clippers +375
Oklahoma City Thunder +650
Phoenix Suns +900
Minnesota Timberwolves +1000
Dallas Mavericks +1200
Los Angeles Lakers +1800
New Orleans Pelicans +3500
Golden State Warriors +3500
Sacramento Kings +5500
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