Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+10)
The Los Angeles Lakers (11-3) play the Golden State Warriors (6-6) at STAPLES Center on Monday. Los Angeles opens this game as 10-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Denver Nuggets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-104 in their last contest. Golden State wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.9% FG percentage (38 of 81) and buried 11 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 17 of 24 shots for a rate of 70.8%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 43 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 4 blocks. In relation to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 45.6% from the floor on 41 of 90 shooting. Denver totaled 29 dimes and had 11 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Nuggets totaled 50 rebounds (10 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Denver shot 77.8% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 27 attempts. They also converted 11 of 37 tries from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He accumulated 35 points on 14 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:58 mins played and also snagged 11 rebounds. Curry went 60.9% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Warriors was James Wiseman. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the floor for the matchup by going 8-of-13 (18 points). Overall, Wiseman played for 27:23 minutes.
Golden State will play this game with a win-loss record of 6-6 this year. They currently have an average of 111.3 points per game (15th in the NBA) while going 43.9% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 35.2% on 3-point shots (160 of 454) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is pulling in 44.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 303 assists for the season, which is 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 23.4 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Warriors are able to force 16.2 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 38.3% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.3). The Warriors are allowing a FG percentage of 44.6% (194 of 264) and they concede 49.3 boards per contest as a team. They rank 7th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 273 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Los Angeles Lakers got the win with a final of 112-95 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers corralled 31 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in the matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while earning 11 steals in the game. The Pelicans earned 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.1%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 15 of their 37 attempts (40.5%). Overall, the Lakers went 39 for 93 from the floor which had them shooting 41.9%. The Lakers allowed the Pelicans to convert 41 out of their 86 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 47.7% in this game. They finished the game shooting 31.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 29 and ended up going 4 of 8 at the charity stripe (50.0%). When discussing rebounds, Los Angeles permitted New Orleans to collect 47 in all (10 offensive).
LeBron James was important for the Lakers for this contest. He buried 6 out of 11 for the game for a rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 21 points. James grabbed 8 boards in his 30:30 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 11 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Anthony Davis. He left the arena with 17 points in 33:06 mins on the hardwood via 5 of 16 from the floor in the matchup. Davis ended up shooting 31.3% from the floor while earning 5 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 11-3 for the campaign. The Lakers are committing 18.4 fouls per game and they connect on 75.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.7 times per game (10th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per game. Los Angeles has 1,616 points on the season (115.4 per game) and they snag 48.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Lakers are hitting on 48.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in the league. The Lakers defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points allowed per contest with 104.4. They have allowed 23.7 dimes and 41.9 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 12th and 5th in the NBA. The Los Angeles defense gives up 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (160 of 472) and opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+10)
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