Warriors vs. Lakers Western Conference Semifinals Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 4, 2023

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Warriors vs. Lakers Western Conference Semifinals Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 4, 2023

NBA Predictions

Golden State is a 7-point favorite against Los Angeles when the Jordan Poole-led Warriors (44-38) and LeBron James’ Lakers (43-39) square off on May 4, 2023. The point total for the game is 226.5.

Warriors vs. Lakers Odds

  • Warriors odds to win: -285
  • Lakers odds to win: +228
  • Spread: Warriors (-7)
  • Total: 226.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Center in San Francisco, California
  • TV: ESPN

Who Will Win Warriors vs. Lakers?

Warriors and Lakers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Warriors are 14-11 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.

The Lakers are 4-12-1 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this season.

Between them, these two teams average 9.6 more points per game (236.1) than this game’s over/under (226.5).

Golden State and Los Angeles have seen its opponents average a combined 7.2 more points per game than the point total of 226.5 set for this outing.

The Warriors’ average point total in outings this year is 236.1, 9.6 points higher than the total in this game.

The average point total for Los Angeles this season is 7.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Golden State’s ATS record is 39-42-1 this season.

The Lakers are 40-39-3 against the spread this season.

Warriors Stats & Insights

The Warriors average 118.9 points per game (second in the league) while allowing 117.1 per outing (21st in the NBA). They have a +148 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 1.8 points per game.

The Warriors record 44.6 rebounds per game (eighth in the league) while allowing 43.3 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.3 boards per game.

Golden State hits 3.7 more threes per contest than the opposition, 16.6 (first in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.9.

The Warriors’ 113.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 11th in the NBA, and the 111.4 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 11th in the league.

The Warriors’ offense has been much better when playing at home (119.7 PPG) compared to road games (118.2 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been much better at home (111.7 PPG allowed) when compared to road games (122.5 PPG allowed).

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a +47 scoring differential, putting up 117.2 points per game (sixth in league) and giving up 116.6 (20th in NBA).

Los Angeles is sixth in the league at 45.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 44.9 its opponents average.

The Lakers connect on 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 34.6% rate (24th in NBA), compared to the 12.5 per contest their opponents make, shooting 34.4% from beyond the arc.

The Lakers average 111.8 points per 100 possessions (19th in league), while allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions (14th in NBA).

Los Angeles averages 117 points per game at home, and 117.3 on the road.

Warriors Key Players to Watch

The Warriors active scoring leader is Poole, who averages 20.4 per contest to go with 2.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Draymond Green is averaging 8.5 points, 6.8 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game, while Kevon Looney adds seven points, 2.5 assists and 9.3 rebounds per outing.

The Warriors get 4.4 three-pointers per game out of Klay Thompson.

Donte DiVincenzo picks up 1.3 takeaways per game, while Green compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

James scores 28.9 points per game. He also adds 8.3 rebounds per outing and 6.8 assists per contest.

This season, Anthony Davis is averaging 25.9 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per game.

Malik Beasley knocks down 2.9 threes per game.

The Lakers’ defensive efforts get a boost from Jarred Vanderbilt’s 1.1 steals and Davis’ two blocks per game.

Warriors vs. Lakers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Lakers (+ 7)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (226.5)

  • Prediction:
    Warriors 119 – Lakers 115

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