The Warriors will be traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in what will be their second visit to the Staples Center this week. Looking for odds information on this game? Visit Oddsmaker sportsbook.
In the 11 games since trading Monta Ellis the Warriors are just 2-9 and might have hit their low point in their last game in which they lost a close one to the Nets by a score of 102-100. The Warriors led by as much as 19 and shot a very respectable 52% from the floor, but they allowed 14 offensive rebounds which really hurt them in the end. The Warriors have been dealing with a lot of injuries to key players, but the one bright spot lately has been David Lee. He scored 27 in the loss vs. the Nets and in the last 5 games has averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are coming off of a close decision themselves as they held on to beat the lowly Hornets by a score of 88-85. Kobe Bryant overall had a dreadful night, just shooting 3 of 21 from the field. In typical Kobe fashion however he was there when his team needed him to be and hit a three for the game winner. The combination of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol was very strong for the Lakers last night and carried them. They combined for 40 points and 21 rebounds on 15 of 24 shooting against an inferior New Orleans front line.
The Lakers have absolutely controlled this series winning 14 of the last 15 meeting. In terms of ATS however the Warriors are actually 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, and overall the home team in this series is 6-1 ATS in their last 7.
Because of the popularity of the Lakers at home it is always tough to take them due to the line in most cases being inflated. Yes, the Warriors are probably going to lose, but with this big of a spread it is kind of hard to ignore them in this one. On the second of a back to back and with the Lakers bench being subpar this season we like taking the points and going with the Warriors in this one so before you wager check out online sportsbook reviews.