Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 11/15/2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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On Sunday, the Golden State Warriors will be taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in an early-season Pacific Division matchup.
Earlier this month, the Warriors had an easy time taking care of the Lakers as they beat them 127-104 at home. Shooting guard Klay Thompson had his best game of the season in that one by scoring a career-high 41 points.
Thompson has averaged 21.5 points per game against the Lakers in his career, while Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has averaged 21 points and 7.6 assists per game against them. Veteran small forward Andre Iguodala has faced the Lakers 15 times in his career, averaging 14.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and five assists per game against them.
On Friday night, the Lakers only scored 37 first-half points against the San Antonio Spurs and ended up getting blown out 93-80 at home. They were only able to make two of their 13 three-point attempts in that loss and finished with a 37.3 field goal percentage.
The Lakers have had the worst defense in the league through nine games, giving up over 109 points per game. Veteran Kobe Bryant leads the team in scoring with 25.4 points per game, but he is only making 36.7 percent of his shots. Center Jordan Hill has been their most efficient player by averaging 13.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State Warriors are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Golden State Warriors are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 4-4-1 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 6-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Golden State Warriors
11/07/14 F David Lee Hamstring out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers
11/15/14 G Kobe Bryant Illness probable Sunday vs. Golden State
11/15/14 G Ronnie Price Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Golden State
11/11/14 G Wayne Ellington Personal out indefinitely
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
10/04/14 G Nick Young Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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