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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Tips – Curry Can Help Warriors Cover

  • Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers predictions for Wednesday
  • Warriors-Lakers to tip-off at 03:10 BST (Thursday) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
  • Warriors have won 7 of the last 8 while Lakers have won 5 straight
  • Golden State tipped to cover in play-in tournament clash
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
LA Lakers play host to Golden State on Wednesday night (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 19 May 2021
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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Tips


Golden State can, at worst, cover in this play-in-tournament clash with LA.

Stephen Curry has been in sensational form and a big reason for the Warriors’ excellent recent form.

If he continues in this vein the Warriors could win this one, or at least cover in a losing effort.

  • Golden State Warriors have won 7 of the last 8
  • Stephen Curry finished the regular season #1 in total points scored (2,015)
  • Stephen Curry finished the regular season #1 in average points per game (32.0)
  • Stephen Curry has averaged 36.9 points per game since returning from injury
  • Los Angeles Lakers rank #2 in average points allowed per game (106.8)
  • Los Angeles Lakers rank #2 in total points allowed (7,686)
  • 6 of the last 8 meetings have produced the under in total points

Head To Head


  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 281-180
  • Los Angeles Lakers won the regular season series 257-169

Golden State Warriors Form & Team News


Golden State stormed into the play-in tournament with seven wins in their final eight games.

This run included impressive wins over Utah and Phoenix – the top two teams in the West.

The Warriors remain without Kelly Oubre (wrist), James Wiseman (knee) and Klay Thompson (Achilles).

Damion Lee (COVID Protocols) is listed as day-to-day on the injury report.

Los Angeles Lakers Form & Team News


Los Angeles finished the season strong with five straight wins but left their surge too late.

LeBron James insists he will be good to go here despite tweaking his ankle in the win over New Orleans.

And that is good news for the Lakers because they have a clean bill of health for this one.

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Verdict

The Lakers are back full health and for that reason it makes it tough to go against them.

But Golden State are flying and Stephen Curry has been unstoppable. If the Warriors lose here, they will not go quietly.

Best Bet: Golden State +6.5 Spread @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: GSW +9.5 & -219.5 Spread & Total Points @169.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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