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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

January 27, 2024


Two Pacific Division rivals will square off against each other on Saturday night when the Los Angeles Lakers travel to San Francisco, California to face the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center with the game scheduled to start at 8:30 PM ET and will air on ABC.

The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-23 this season following a 141-132 win at home against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday which puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference and are .500 in their last six games while alternating wins and losses over the previous six matchups. The Lakers have been a below-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.53 points per game which is slightly below the league average of 115.58 points per game while also having been a below-average team defensively with an average of 116.04 points allowed per game. Anthony Davis has been one of the better players on the team and in the NBA this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 24.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.34 blocks per game and is 2nd in the NBA in rebounds and 5th in blocks. The Los Angeles Lakers will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Bulls when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State enters this game with a record of 19-23 which puts them in 12th place in the Western Conference while having lost three of their last four games including Thursday’s 133-134 loss at home against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors have been a slightly above-average team offensively with an average of 117.95 points per game, however, they are a below-average team defensively as they are allowing the 9th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 118.4 points allowed per game. Stephen Curry leads the team in scoring with an average of 26.8 points per game and remains one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA with an average of 40.2% and leads the league in 3-points made with 178. The Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back following the loss against the Kings when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. 

BookMaker has the Golden State Warriors listed as 2-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Los Angeles has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while covering the spread in seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-26 ATS overall, 8-13 ATS on the road, and 8-10 ATS as an underdog this season while the Golden State Warriors are 20-21-1 ATS overall, 9-14-1 ATS at home, and 8-16 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Los Angeles enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Lakers have covered the spread in seven of the previous ten and two of the last three matchups. Take the points with the Los Angeles Lakers when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +2