The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Golden State Warriors in a Pacific Division battle Wednesday night from the Staples Center. The Warriors are coming off a 122-108 home loss to the Jazz, and the Lakers tallied a solid 123-115 road win over the Suns on Tuesday night. The Warriors won three of four against the Lakers last season.
Warriors Losing Streak Extended to Four Games
The Golden State Warriors enter this divisional clash looking to snap a four-game losing streak which included a 122-108 home loss to the Jazz in their latest action. Golden State is down in last place in the division with only two wins in 11 games. They have been hit with several key injuries. Steph Curry is out long term with a hand injury and Klay Thompson is out for the season. Kevin Looney is also out for the rest of the month.D’Angelo Russell is having a terrific season, leading Golden State with 26.3 PPG on 45.1% shooting. The 23-year old shooting guard is red-hot right now, netting at least 30 points in four consecutive games.
Golden State is glad to have Draymond Green back in the lineup after missing 10 days with a finger injury. The veteran power forward only has one-double-double this season, and he is averaging 8.5 PPG and a team-leading 7.7 RPG in eight games on the season. Green only averaged 6.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in four games against the Lakers last season.
The Warriors own a 1-4 road record on the season. Golden State is averaging a solid 111.7 points, ranking them 14th in the NBA. Their defense has been an issue, allowing an average of 121.2 points, pegging them down at 28th overall.
Lakers Rebound with Road Win Against Suns
The Los Angeles Lakers enter this one in first place in the Pacific division. They bounced back from Sunday’s loss to the Raptors by recording a 123-115 road win against the Suns on Tuesday night to cover the spread. LeBron James hasn’t been quite as productive as of late, scoring a combined 32 points in his last two games, but he has racked up 26 assists in that span. King James has surpassed 30 points in two of six games this month, and he is averaging 24 points along with eight rebounds and a team-leading 11 assists per game. James scored 17 points in his lone game against the Warriors last season.
Lakers’ scoring leader Anthony Davis continues to excel, compiling at least a 50% clip from the field in five out of his last six games which included 24 points and 12 boards on Tuesday night. The seven-year veteran is a big reason the Lakers are 8-2 on the season, averaging 26 points and 10 rebounds per game. Davis will not play in this one. Kyle Kuzma is coming off a season-high 23 point effort.
L.A.features a 4-1 home record. They haven't been scoring a ton of points, averaging 109.9 points on the season, ranking them 16th in the NBA. The Lakers are playing excellent defense, holding opponents to an average of 101.6 points, good for third overall.
The Golden State Warriors are:
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 divisional games.
- 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are as follows: The Los Angeles Lakers are:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record.
- 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.