Betting on basketball handicappers are astounded at how far and fast the Lakers have come in the Western Conference race down the stretch as they look to be in top NBA betting form.
The Golden State Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night with a starting time on ESPN set for 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account today for all of the action.
Los Angeles had a record of 55-20 straight up and was 37-37-1 with the NBA lines. The Lakers were at their best value on the road with just 15 losses against the spread in 38 games. The Lakers went under the total in 23 of their 38 games away from home.
The Lakers have played much better since the All Star Break and got the money in 12 of their first 18 games since returning to action after the time off. Los Angeles was ranked 9th in the NBA for both scoring offense and scoring defense. Kobe Bryant led LA with 25.2 points per game while Pau Gasol had 10.2 rebounds per outing.
Golden State was 19-18 with the NBA betting odds as a host and went over the total in 21 of their 37 home games. Golden State was 2-8 against the spread from March 14-30.
The Lakers are 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread versus Golden State this year. On October 31 the Lakers scored a 107-83 home payout as 9.5 point chalks as the game went under the total of 217.5. On November 21 the Lakers scored a 117-89 payoff as 10.5 point home favorites as the game went under the total of 218.5.
On January 12 the Lakers won at Golden State 115-110 but did not cover as 6 point favorites as the game went over the total of 207. The Warriors have covered their last 2 betting on basketball home matchups against the Lakers with 16 of the last 19 meetings between the teams on the Warriors home court going over the total.