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NBA Best Bet of the Day: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

April 2, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night with tip-off at the Staples Center coming at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.

We look to bounce back from an 0-3 betting night Monday when the Dallas Mavericks pulled off the unlikely upset of the Philadelphia 76ers to drop our overall picks record to 15-9.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: By the Numbers

  • The Warriors come in at 7-3 straight up in their last 10 games, going 6-4 against the spread over that span.
  • Los Angeles is just 4-6 overall in its last 10 outings and has covered the spread in only 15 of 36 home games.
  • The Lakers have played to the under in six of their last eight games. The Warriors have gone over the number in just three of 15 games dating back to March 2.
  • Golden State holds the edge in the season series at 2-1, winning each of the last two meetings by at least 14 points.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Key Injuries

LeBron James is obviously the big one here, as he’s been ruled out for the remainder of the Lakers’ lost season. PF Kyle Kuzma didn’t play Tuesday due to a foot injury. C Josh Hart, PG Lonzo Ball, and SG Brandon Ingram are also done for the year.

The Warriors aren’t dealing with any injuries but are routinely resting veterans. C Andrew Bogut and PG Shaun Livingston have already been ruled out for Thursday’s game.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Best Bet

Moneyline: There probably isn’t a number too big to spot the Warriors tonight, but the books are putting that to the test. Golden State is listed at a laughable -1100 against the undermanned Lakers. We’ll stay away.

Against the spread: Despite the large number on the moneyline, Golden State is being spotted a seemingly modest 13 points on the road. It’s paying -110 for the Warriors to cover, something they’ve done in each of their past three wins.

Over/under: The Lakers’ lack of firepower makes the line of 227 look awfully big when it’s going to be the Warriors having to account for most of the offense. Take the UNDER at -110.

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