Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 10/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+6)
The Golden State Warriors (39-33 last season) are hitting the road to STAPLES Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Lakers (42-30 last year). Golden State opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 230.5.
The Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and walked away with a win by a score of 113-101 in their last contest. Golden State finished the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (41 of 83) and buried 15 out of their 39 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected 46 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 26 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the floor on 40 out of 92 shooting. Memphis recorded 25 dimes and had 12 steals for the matchup. In addition, Memphis collected 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Memphis finished 78.9% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 19 tries. They also buried 6 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Get all of our NBA Expert Picks
Stephen Curry is one player who was a contributor in this game. He recorded 39 points on 13 of 28 shooting. He saw the court for 47 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. Curry finished 46.4% from the floor and earned 5 dimes.
Golden State comes into this one after finishing with a mark of 39-33 last year. They gave up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a group committed 21.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State pulled down 43.0 rebounds per game and totaled 1,991 dimes throughout last year, which was 1st in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors connected on 37.6% on 3-pointers (1,048 of 2,789) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They averaged 113.7 points per contest (12th in basketball) while shooting 46.8% from the field. Defensively, the Warriors forced their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. The Warriors defense gave up a field goal percentage of 45.2% (2,897 of 6,408) and they conceded 47.3 boards per game as a team. They were 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,711 surrendered last season. They conceded 35.9% on 3-pointers while they were 18th in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took a defeat with a final score of 113-100 when they played the Suns. The Lakers were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 35 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Suns were called for 17 fouls in this game which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 14 of them for a rate of 87.5%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles buried 10 out of 35 tries (28.6%). In all, the Lakers ended up going 38 for 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. The Lakers permitted the Suns to make 37 of 73 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.7% for this game. They wrapped up this game 51.4% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 18 out of 35 and finished the game at 21 out of 22 from the free throw line (95.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to snag 42 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
LeBron James pitched in for the Lakers in this matchup. He made 11 of 26 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 42.3%, and totaled 9 rebounds. James earned 29 points in his 41 mins on the hardwood and had 7 dimes for this game.
Los Angeles had a record of 42-30 last year. The Lakers were responsible for committing 19.1 personal fouls every game and they shot 73.9% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 24.7 times per contest (15th in the league) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 15.2 times per contest. Los Angeles accumulated 7,887 pts throughout last year (109.5 per contest) and they pulled down 44.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers connected on 47.2% from the field, which was ranked 12th in the NBA. The Lakers defensively were ranked 2nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They gave up 24.7 assists and 42.0 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 13th and 4th in those defensive categories. The Los Angeles defense conceded 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (818 of 2,321) and their opponents converted on 77.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 46.0% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-6)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks