Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Chase Center is where the Golden State Warriors (50-29) will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (31-48) on Thursday.
The Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-110 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the game with a 45.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 86) and converted 9 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Lakers knocked down 23 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 76.7%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 46 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 49.0% from the floor on 50 out of 102 shooting. Phoenix dished out 53 dimes and had 38 steals in this contest. Moreover, Phoenix collected 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Phoenix finished the game shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of their 9 attempts. They also made 14 of their 39 tries from long range. When discussing fouls, the Lakers walked away with 14 while the Suns accumulated 14 fouls.
Anthony Davis is someone who was a contributor in this game. He ended up with 21 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and totaled 13 rebounds. Davis finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Los Angeles will enter this matchup with a record of 31-48 this season. They have an average of 111.6 points per game (12th in basketball) while hitting 46.9% from the floor. The Lakers are connecting on 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (948 of 2,720) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 43.9 boards per game and has accumulated 1,905 assists this year, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.8). The Lakers are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.9% (3,351 of 7,139) and they relinquish 46.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 27th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 2,061 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Warriors got the victory with a final of 109-90 when they faced the Kings. The Warriors recorded 40 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this contest. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Kings earned 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Golden State buried 16 of 34 attempts (47.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors finished 41 for 79 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.9%. The Warriors permitted the Kings to bury 31 out of their 81 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 38.3% in the game. They finished 21.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 of 33 and finished the game at 21 out of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Golden State permitted Sacramento to snag 29 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Nemanja Bjelica ended up being a major contributor for the Warriors in this game. He converted 7 out of 11 for this game for a rate of 63.6%, and had 12 rebounds. Bjelica scored 19 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes in this contest.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 50-29 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which is 10th in the NBA. Golden State has scored 8,746 points so far this year (110.7 per game) and they grab 45.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 26.9 times per contest (5th in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. The Warriors are committing 21.0 personal fouls per game and they go 76.6% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors on defense are ranked 5th in the NBA in points given up per game with 105.5. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (2nd in the league). The Golden State defense allows 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (967 of 2,845) and their opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 23.0 dimes and 42.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 3rd and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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