LAKERS: (-7.5, O/U 205.5) Los Angeles is currently battling the Utah Jazz in a game that is far closer than it should be in the 2nd half. The Lakers are coming off a rare home loss, as they lost to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Los Angeles is still trying to catch San Antonio for the best record in the NBA, but their most recent loss put a damaging blow on their aspirations. The Lakers are 55-21 SU and 37-38-1 ATS overall this season. Los Angeles is 26-12 SU and 22-16 ATS on the road this year. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS as a road favorite between 6.5 and 9 points this season. Los Angeles still has a habit of playing to the level of their competition. Luckily for them, the Lakers have flat out owned Golden St. over the past several seasons. G Kobe Bryant is averaging team highs of 25.2 PPG and 4.8 APG for Los Angeles this season. F Lamar Odom is making a strong push for 6th Man of the Year, as he's averaging 14.4 PPG and 8.7 RPG this season. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on zero days rest. The Lakers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against the Western Conference. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing SU record.
Lakers are 7-1 ATS last 8 road games. Over is 22-6 last 28 games against a team with a losing SU record.
Injuries: C Andrew Bynum (knee) is probable.
WARRIORS: Golden St. played the Lakers really close in their last home meeting, and they will look to finish what they originally started tonight. The Warriors have been dominated by the Lakers over the last 3 seasons, having lost all 11 meetings SU. Golden St. has won 4 of their last 6 games, and they've love to beat the Lakers in front of their fiercely loyal fans. The Warriors are 33-44 SU and 37-39-1 ATS overall this season. Golden St. is an impressive 24-14 SU and 20-18 ATS at home this season. The Warriors are 20-26 ATS as the listed underdog this season. Golden St. is averaging 103.3 PPG this year, 7th best in the NBA. Unfortunately, the Warriors are allowing 106.1 PPG this season, 2nd most in the NBA. Coach Smart has his team playing strong basketball as the season comes to a close, as he's coaching for his job. G Monta Ellis is averaging 24.2 PPG this season, as he also happens to lead the NBA in minutes per game. F Stephen Curry is averaging 18.2 PPG and a team high 5.8 APG this season. The Warriors are 35-13-3 ATS in their last 51 games as a home underdog between 5 and 10.5 points. Golden St. is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Warriors are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as the listed underdog. Golden St. is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the Western Conference. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
Warriors are 0-4 ATS last 4 games playing on zero days rest. Over is 7-2 last 9 games as a home underdog
Injuries: C Andris Biedrins (ankle) is out.
Projected Score: Lakers 105, Warriors 104
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