Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 10/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+7)
The Golden State Warriors are welcoming the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on Tuesday. Golden State opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 229.5.
The Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 146-141 in their last contest of last year. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 46.8% field goal percentage (44 out of 94) and converted 16 out of their 43 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers knocked down 42 of their 47 shots for a percentage of 89.4%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled 50 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 dimes in this contest as well as creating 14 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 49.0% from the floor on 49 out of 100 shooting. Denver doled out 33 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Moreover, Denver grabbed 45 rebounds (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Denver walked away from this one shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by converting 28 of 36 attempts. They buried 15 out of their 47 tries from long range. In the matter of fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 24 and the Nuggets recorded 34 fouls.
Wayne Ellington is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and snagged 2 rebounds. Ellington shot 60.0% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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Los Angeles enters this matchup after finishing with a win-loss mark of 33-49 last year. They had an average of 112.1 pts per game (11th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Lakers connected on 34.7% from downtown (982 of 2,826) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles pulled down 44.0 rebounds per game and tallied 1,968 assists last season, which had them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing. They coughed up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a unit committed 20.2 personal fouls every game.
When they were on defense, the Lakers forced their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They were 28th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,154 relinquished last year. The Lakers gave up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (3,491 of 7,424) and they relinquished 46.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They gave up 35.2% on shots from distance and they were ranked 28th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (115.1).
In their last game of last season, the Warriors walked away with a victory by a final of 103-90 when they faced the Celtics. When discussing attacking the glass, Golden State allowed Boston to collect 41 in all (11 offensive). They went 39.3% from behind the 3-point line via 11 out of 28 and finished the game at 11 out of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). The Warriors permitted the Celtics to knock down 34 of their 80 attempts from the field which had them shooting 42.5% for this game. When the game finished, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 38 for 92 from the floor which had them shooting 41.3%. In regard to 3-pointers, Golden State knocked down 19 out of 46 tries (41.3%). They were able to make 8 of those for a clip of 100.0%. The Celtics were called for 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 8 tries. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 13 steals for the game. The Warriors corralled 29 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 44 for this contest.
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors in the matchup. Curry had 34 points in his 40 minutes on the court and totaled 7 dimes in this contest. He knocked down 12 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and added 7 rebounds.
Golden State had a win-loss record of 53-29 last year. As an offense, the Warriors connected on 46.9% from the field, which was ranked 10th in basketball. Golden State accounted for 9,102 pts last year (111.0 per contest) and they collected 45.5 rebounds per game. They earned an assist 27.1 times per game (5th in basketball) and they coughed up possession 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors committed 21.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line.
The Golden State defense gave up 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (1,000 of 2,948) and their opponents knocked down 75.9% of their foul shots. They relinquished 22.9 assists and 42.6 total rebounds per game, which was ranked 2nd and 5th in the NBA. The Warriors were ranked 3rd in the league in PPG allowed with 105.5. They forced their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (-7)
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