Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-2.5)
The Los Angeles Lakers (25-13) travel to Chase Center on Monday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (19-19). The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 222.5.
The Los Angeles Lakers played the Indiana Pacers and notched a win by a score of 105-100 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished with a 44.7% FG percentage (34 of 76) and converted 7 of 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Lakers made 30 of 39 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists for this game as well as creating 16 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 42.0% from the floor on 37 out of 88 shooting. Indiana distributed 22 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 44 boards (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Indiana finished the game shooting 85.7% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of 21 tries. They also converted 8 of 36 attempts from beyond the arc.
LeBron James is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He accounted for 18 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:21 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. James finished 38.5% from the floor and dished out 10 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Lakers was Dennis Schröder. He grabbed 5 rebounds in 34:28 min on the court. He ended up going 27.3% from the floor for the game by shooting 3-of-11 (11 points). When the game finished, Schröder had 4 assists.
Los Angeles enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 25-13 this season. They average 111.2 points per contest (21st in the league) while going 48.0% from the floor. The Lakers are hitting 35.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (407 of 1,162) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 45.3 boards per game and has accounted for 926 assists for the campaign, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 35.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game allowed (106.2). The Lakers are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.2% (557 of 822) and they surrender 41.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 948 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors went home defeated by a final of 130-104 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors were able to corral 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in the matchup. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Clippers committed 22 personal fouls for this contest which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.4%. In terms of three-point attempts, Golden State made 9 out of their 36 attempts (25.0%). In all, the Warriors finished the game shooting 38 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Warriors allowed the Clippers to make 44 out of 96 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.8% in the matchup. They finished 43.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 18 out of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 29 at the free throw line (82.8%). When talking about attacking the glass, Golden State permitted Los Angeles to get 56 in all (11 offensive).
Kelly Oubre Jr. ended up being a factor for the Warriors in this matchup. He made 7 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Oubre earned 15 points in his 32:27 minutes of playing time, but went home with no dimes. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He left the arena with 1 assist in 28:49 mins on the court, and he knocked down 5 out of 12 from the floor. Wiggins ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor as well as collecting 15 points and 8 total rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 19-19 for the campaign. The Warriors commit 21.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 27.6 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per contest. Golden State has totaled 4,299 pts this year (113.1 per contest) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league. The Warriors defensively are ranked 23rd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 113.3. The Golden State defense surrenders 37.3% on three-point shots (506 of 1,357) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 23.5 assists and 48.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 6th and 30th in basketball. They are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (3rd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (+2.5) and under 222.5 points
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