The 45-34 Golden St Warriors will be on a back to back as they face the 42-37 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The pro basketball odds from this NBA game has the home team LA Lakers favored by -5 points with an over under line of 206 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Warriors and Lakers with LA winning and covering the point spread in two of the three games.
Golden St has a road mark of 18-21 on the year. They come off the 116-97 home defeat on Thursday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +4 point underdog. The game landed over 204 ½ points. The Warriors get outscored in the second half 56-43 in defeat. They shot 44% from the floor and made 7 of 16 three pointers. Golden St allowed 50.6 shooting along with 12 of 27 from three to the Thunder. The Warriors had seven less rebounds than Oklahoma City. Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists as he made 9 of his 18 shots. The Warriors sit in the sixth seed in the Western conference by a ½ game over the Houston Rockets with just three games remaining. Golden St has put up good offensive numbers on the year. On defense they are third in the league in defensive field goal percentage by giving up 43.8% shooting to opponents.
The Lakers are 26-12 playing on their home court. They win their second straight and fifth in six games after a 113-106 road victory on Wednesday to the Portland Trailblazers as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over the total of 202 points. LA held Portland to just 37 second half points in victory as the Lakers notch their first win of the season on the back end of a back to back. LA Lakers enjoyed a 58.9% shooting game and made 6 of 19 three pointers. They allowed Portland 44.7% shooting with 12 of 26 from three and earned the victory with good shooting and by grabbing eight more rebounds. Kobe Bryant went off for 47 points and eight rebounds by making 14 of his 27 shots. LA holds a one game lead over the Utah Jazz for the eighth seed in the Western conference with just three games remaining. LA is in this situation struggling to make the playoffs on account of their defense. The Lakers are 24th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 101.1 points a game.