Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+5)
The Golden State Warriors (19-15) are headed to STAPLES Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Lakers (23-11). The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 224.5.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Charlotte Hornets and notched a win by a score of 130-121 in their last game. Golden State ended the contest with a 60.8% field goal percentage (48 of 79) and made 11 of 24 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 23 of their 25 tries for a rate of 92.0%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 37 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 38 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 20 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Concerning defense, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 46.1% from the floor on 41 of 89 shooting. Charlotte recorded 27 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. On top of that, Charlotte pulled down 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Charlotte ended up going 68.8% from the free throw line by making 22 of 32 tries. They also knocked down 17 out of their 41 shots from distance.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a factor for the game. He left the arena with 29 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:53 minutes played and also totaled 4 boards. Curry went 53.3% from the field and also recorded 9 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Warriors was Kelly Oubre Jr.. He had 6 rebounds in his 37:37 min played. He ended up shooting 73.3% from the field in this contest by shooting 11-of-15 (27 points). Overall, Oubre tallied 3 assists.
Golden State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 19-15 for the season. The Warriors are shooting 37.2% from downtown (479 of 1,288) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. They average 114.7 pts per contest (7th in the league) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Golden State is grabbing 43.4 boards per game and has 954 dimes on the year, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Warriors have forced 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 15th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 801 relinquished on the season. The Warriors are giving up a FG percentage of 44.1% (537 of 710) and they concede 47.9 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 37.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 19th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Lakers went home victorious with a score of 102-93 against the Portland Blazers. The Lakers were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 52 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. The Blazers earned 21 fouls in this contest which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to bury 21 of those for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 7 of their 27 attempts (25.9%). Overall, the Lakers finished shooting 37 for 88 from the floor which had them at 42.0%. The Lakers permitted the Blazers to knock down 32 out of 83 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.6% in the game. They finished 29.7% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 37 and ended up going 18 of 20 at the free throw line (90.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to pull down 45 in total (10 on the offensive side).
LeBron James ended up being a factor for the Lakers for this game. He converted 11 of 21 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, and had 11 rebounds. James racked up 28 points in his 35:34 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes for the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Dennis Schröder. He accumulated 2 dimes in his 31:33 minutes played, and he knocked down 6 of 14 from the floor. Schröder walked away from this one going 42.9% from the floor as well as notching 22 points and 3 boards.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 23-11 this year. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are connecting on 47.9% from the field, which is 8th in the league. Los Angeles has scored 3,780 points so far this year (111.2 per game) and they collect 45.4 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.7 times per game (17th in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.1 times per contest. The Lakers commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.8% from the charity stripe. The Lakers on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.1. The Los Angeles defense allows 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (396 of 1,120) and opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.6 dimes and 42.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 14th and 6th in the league. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (+5)
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