Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, interesting game to see the strategy of the Lakers against the Warriors. Obviously the Lakers and the Warriors will not be in a final, but the Lakers must know how to win the champions if they want to reach the playoffs and the finals. The Warriors have recovered slowly after a bad start in the season, today they play at home where they have the best record.
Golden State Warriors: Champions.
The Warriors have a 23-11 record this season. At home this season they have only lost three games of 18 so far. The losses were against Bucks 111-134, Thunder 95-123, and this month against the Raptors 93-113. The last home wins were against teams of medium difficulty such as the Grizzlies 110-93, Mavericks 120-116 and Clippers 129-127.
The Warriors at home are scoring an average of 116.5 points per game, up to 29.5 points per quarter. 83% free throws, 12.22 three pointers per game with 38.6% effectiveness. The defense has been a bit weak allowing 110.3 on average per game. In the ATS at home the Warriors have a negative record 7-11-0, in the last 8 games at home the ATS record is 2-6-0.
Kevin Durant continues to lead the Warriors this season with 29.1 points per game, second on the list is Klay Thompson with 21.5 and Curry with 29.2 per game. In the assists Green is the leader with 6.7 per game.
Los Angeles Lakers: New era.
The Lakers this season have a new project, the tests continue and the Lakers’ record has remained positive with 19-14 overrall. On the road the Lakers have not been so lucky this season with a negative record of site wins and nine defeats. 2-5 in the last five games on the road, the last two games were defeats against Wizards 110-128 and Nets 110-115.
On the road the Lakers are scoring an average of 112.8 per game, but the defense does not work allowing an average of 113.1 per game. The free throws have been a problematic all season for the Lakers on the road, only 68.3% of effectiveness.
LeBron James is the number one with the Lakers so far, 27.6 points per game, the rest of the players are scoring less than 20 points per game. Kyle Kuzma 18.1, Ingram 15.5, Lonzo Ball 9.0 per game. In the ATS on the road the Lakers are 6-10-0.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2018 is: take the Golden State Warriors -9.0 (Point Spread).
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