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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

We are coming down the home stretch of the NBA regular season, and Tuesday's 14-game slate will be capped off by a showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers on TNT.

Four games remain for Golden State while Los Angeles has three left on its schedule. As it stands right now, this would be the opening 9-10 matchup in the Western Conference Play-In Tournament.

The 10th-place Warriors are 1.5 games behind the ninth-place Lakers, who trail Sacramento by just a half-game and both New Orleans and Phoenix by only 1.5 games.

It’s time to break down the betting odds and make our best bets for tonight's marquee matchup.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers betting picks and predictions

Golden State Warriors +2.0

The Warriors are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now. With seven wins in their last eight games, they have held off Houston to clinch at worst a spot in the play-in tournament.

Stephen Curry has been playing well, Klay Thompson went for 32 points against Utah this past Sunday and role players like Jonathan Kuminga have been stepping up.

Los Angeles is also playing well at the moment, but - as usual - the statues of LeBron James and Anthony Davis are up in the air. James and Davis have each been dealing with both flu and minor injuries respectively, so they are listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest.

Even if those two veterans are able to take the court, the Warriors should have a good chance to win outright or at least make it extremely competitive from start to finish.

Golden State is 2-1 in the head-to-head series this season, with its only loss coming in double-overtime.

Over 234.5 Total Points

With two of the NBA's most prolific offenses locking horns and playoff positioning on the line, the pace could be frenetic and Over 234.5 looks like the ideal play.

Golden State ranks seventh in the association in offensive rating, pouring in 120.8 points per 100 possessions. It has been especially potent of late, averaging 118.9 points per game over the last five outings.

The Lakers are not far behind at No. 15 in offensive rating (117.8 points per 100 possessions).

In three head-to-head tilts during the 2023-24 campaign, the point totals have been 289 (in double-overtime), 238 and 249. Especially if James and Davis are active, the Over once again should cash.

Stephen Curry Over 26.5 points

Curry should be in line for a big night at the office. With the importance of each game only growing, the former Davidson standout has become increasingly involved.

He has scored 29 and 28 points in the last two contests and he wrapped up March with a 33-point performance against San Antonio. Curry took 23 shots at Dallas this past Friday, including 14 from three-point range - of which he made five.

The two-time NBA MVP has been stellar against the Lakers in three head-to-head matchups this season.

He went for 46 points in the first one (a double-overtime thriller), 32 in the second and 31 when the two teams most recently squared off on March 16.

Curry is shooting 49.4 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from deep against L.A.

It’s also worth noting that Curry did not play on Sunday against Utah for rest purposes, giving him all the more reason to light up the Lakers.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers odds

Golden State Warriors

+110 ML

Los Angeles Lakers

-130 ML

Spread

LA Lakers -2

Total Points

O/U 234.5

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers player props

Player Points

Stephen Curry (GS Warriors)

O/U 26.5

Klay Thompson (GS Warriors) 

O/U 16.5

Andrew Wiggins (GS Warriors)

O/U 12.5

LeBron James (LA Lakers)

O/U 24.5

Anthony Davis (LA Lakers)

O/U 23.5

D’Angelo Russell (LA Lakers)

O/U 18.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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