Game: NBA: Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Lakers vs Warriors Picks & Lakers vs Warriors Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, ORACLE Arena
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Golden State Warriors Lines: -9 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 234½: – XBET
In a game from NBA, we will see Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers are currently ranked 4th in the West and they have won 19 of their 32 games this season. That is mainly because of the arrival of LeBron James who is the team’s leading scorer with 27.8 points per game, 8 rebounds and 7.2 assists. He is posting triple-doubles from time to time and he gets some help from his young teammates Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. The Warriors haven’t looked very good on defense and the Lakers should exploit this weakness.
The Warriors had some bad moments when Steph Curry was out but they seem to be finding the right rhythm in recent weeks. They are averaging 115.5 points per game which is good for third in the league and they have the best field goal percentage, 48.6%. They are also second from three-point range with 38.7% shooting.
The Warriors’ bench is the second worst in the league and if they are to win this game, they will need their big three to be at its best. I expect LeBron to keep Durant as much as he can and he will also get help from his teammates, in order to make this game competitive. I do not believe they will lose by more than 9.