Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/10/2014
Friday, April 11, 10:30 PM on NBAt, TWSN, CSBy
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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With the regular season winding down, Golden State might need a couple of wins to keep the hard-charging Mavs off their tails and to avoid a 7th seed and 1st round matchup with the Thunder. The Lakers have been good about giving opponent's wins lately and without much resistance, coming within a dozen points only once in their last 5 games.
As the Warriors head to Los Angeles on Friday they sit just 1 game ahead of Dallas for the 6 spot in the Western Conference. They have the unfortunate task of taking on the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back after Thursday's game with Denver. As it stands the Warriors won 7 of 10 games from March 16th to April 6th with two losses coming against San Antonio.
With four games left on the year it appears the Lakers may already be on vacation. They've won only 3 games in their last 10 and have dropped 5 in a row heading into Friday night. A home game against Orlando on March 23rd was the last time the Lakers were favored, a far cry from the Showtime days of past.
The Lakers own one win against the Warriors this year, a 102-95 victory on November 22nd. The other two matchups in 2013/14 have been all Golden State though, a 124-95 win the second game of the year and most recently a 102-83 Warrior win towards the end of December. Golden State has gone 2-1 ATS after being favored in all three games.
Golden State is 20-18-0 ATS on the road this season
Golden State is 14-23-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 18-19-1 ATS at home this season
Los Angeles is 20-18-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/13 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
04/06/14 F David Lee Hamstring questionable
04/07/14 G Kent Bazemore Foot out for season
04/07/14 C Chris Kaman Calf questionable
04/07/14 G Nick Young Knee probable
04/05/14 F Pau Gasol Vertigo out indefinitely
04/04/14 G Steve Nash Lower Body out indefinitely
04/04/14 G Xavier Henry Knee out for season
03/18/14 G Jordan Farmar Groin out indefinitely
03/12/14 G Kobe Bryant Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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