Golden St Warriors versus LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-25-2013

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The 36-34 LA Lakers will travel to the Bay Area to face the 40-31 Golden St Warriors in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Golden St is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be released on Monday afternoon as Stephen Curry for Golden St has been listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

This is the third meeting of the year between the Lakers and Warriors with the Lakers winning and covering the point spread in both games. One game was played in LA and one at Golden St.

LA Lakers are 13-22 on the road this season. The Lakers lose their second straight after a 103-100 home defeat on Friday night to the Washington Wizards as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 199 points. The Lakers blow an 18 point lead by allowing the Wizards to outscore them 62-43 in the second half. LA shot 48.1% from the floor and made 11 of 23 three pointers. They allowed the Wizards 46% shooting plus had nine more rebounds and lose because the Lakers turned the ball over 17 times. Kobe Bryant had 21 points and 11 assists on 8 of 18 from the floor. Defensively the inconsistency are maddening for the Lakers coaching staff as the team allows 101.1 points a game ranking 25th and sixth worst in the league. In the playoff chase the Lakers are holding the eighth and final seed in the Western conference by 1 ½ games over the ninth seeded Utah Jazz with only 12 games remaining.

The Warriors are 23-10 straight up on their home court. They win for the third time in four games after a 101-92 home victory against the Washington Wizards on Saturday as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game came in at under 195 points. Golden St was rested and faced the Wizards who were playing a back to back. The Warriors stormed out to the 58-40 lead at the half. They enjoyed a 49.3% shooting game and hit on 10 of 20 from the three point line. The team survived 22 turnovers as they held Washington to 40.9% shooting. Stephen Curry led Golden St with 35 points and 8 rebounds on 13 of 18 from the floor. The Warriors put up some solid offensive numbers in the top ten in the league in scoring offense and three point shooting. They hold teams defensively to just 43.7% shooting good for fourth in the league. Golden St sits in the sixth seed in the Western conference and holds a five game lead over the Utah Jazz who occupies the ninth seed.