Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 5/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+6.5)
The Los Angeles Lakers (42-30) play the Golden State Warriors (39-33) at STAPLES Center on Wednesday in a Western Conference Play-In game. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 6.5-point favorites. The total opens at 222.5.
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and notched a win by a score of 113-101 in their last contest. Golden State wrapped up the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (41 out of 83) and made 15 out of their 39 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Warriors made 16 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. When discussing the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the field on 40 of 92 shooting. Memphis doled out 25 dimes and had 12 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Memphis collected 39 boards (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Memphis finished the game shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by burying 15 of 19 attempts. They converted 6 of 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Stephen Curry is someone who was a major factor for the game. He had 46 points on 16 of 36 shooting. He saw the court for 39:57 minutes played and collected 7 boards. Curry finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and totaled 9 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He had 10 rebounds in his 37:06 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 56.3% from the floor in the game by connecting on 9-of-16 (21 points). Overall, Wiggins had no assists.
Golden State will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 39-33 this year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 21.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 43.0 boards per game and is sitting with 1,991 assists for the season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are shooting 37.6% on three-point shots (1,048 of 2,789) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They average 113.7 points per game (12th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are 7th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,711 surrendered on the season. The Warriors defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,083 of 1,406) and they concede 47.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They concede 35.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 18th in the league in PPG allowed (112.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Lakers went home victorious with a score of 110-98 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 14 steals for the contest. The Pelicans had 18 fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Los Angeles buried 11 of 35 tries (31.4%). In all, the Lakers shot 45 for 96 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Lakers allowed the Pelicans to make 37 of their 78 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 47.4% in the matchup. They shot 36.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles allowed New Orleans to pull down 47 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
LeBron James was important for the Lakers in the matchup. He converted 11 out of 22 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound. James totaled 25 points in his 27:28 mins of playing time and accumulated 6 dimes in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Los Angeles was Anthony Davis. He ended up with 1 assist in his 30:17 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 12 from the floor. Davis walked away from this one going 41.7% from the floor in addition to contributing 14 points and 5 boards.
Los Angeles has a mark of 42-30 for the season. Los Angeles has accounted for 7,887 pts for the year (109.5 per contest) and they snag 44.2 boards per contest. The Lakers are committing 19.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Lakers are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 24.7 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.2 times per game. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 106.8. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.2% on 3-pointers (818 of 2,321) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.7 assists and 42.0 rebounds every game, which is 13th and 4th in the league. They have forced 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (8th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-6.5)
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