Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors NBA Pick – April 7

The NBA is set up with a strong set of action throughout April 7. Seven games are up on the board throughout Thursday night. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 10 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 31-48 throughout this season, which has them sitting in eleventh place of the Western Conference. The Lakers have lost seven games in a row and eleven of their last thirteen. Los Angeles has been eliminated from the playoffs, but will look for a big win in this one. The Lakers will look for a quick start at home.

The Warriors have put up a record of 50-29 so far this season, which has them in third place of the Western Conference. Golden State has won two games in a row, but have lost seven of their last ten. The Warriors have a half a game lead on the fourth seeded Dallas Mavericks. Golden State will look for a fast win in this one.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one.

The Lakers have fallen off and will miss the playoffs on the season. Golden State has locked up a playoff spot, but are struggling as the playoffs near. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win on Thursday night.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Lakers +12 ½ (-110) +575 Over 221 ½ (-110)
Golden State Warriors -12 ½ (-110) -900 Under 221 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Los Angeles Lakers Golden State Warriors
Overall Record 31-48 50-29
Away/ Home Record 11-28 30-10
PPG 111.6 110.7
PPG Away/ Home 110.9 112.6
PAPG 114.8 105.5
PAPG Away/ Home 116.5 102.9

Betting Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

  • 35-44 ATS this season
  • 17-18 ATS as an underdog
  • 18-21 ATS in road games
  • 1-2 ATS in April
  • 6-9 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 5-9 ATS after a divisional game
  • 12-8 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 8-6 ATS after three or more straight losses
  • 18-17 ATS against team with a winning record
Golden State Warriors

  • 40-39 ATS this season
  • 29-30 ATS as a favorite
  • 23-17 ATS in home games
  • 2-0 ATS in April
  • 3-2 ATS playing on three or more days rest
  • 9-6 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 6-8 ATS after a divisional game
  • 13-13 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 17-14 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 16-19 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up three times on the season. Steph Curry put up 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the first meeting as the Warriors earned a 121-114 win. Klay Thompson dropped 33 points in the second matchup to lead Golden State to a 117-114 win. LeBron James scored 56 points and 10 rebounds in the third game as the Lakers grabbed a 124-116 win at home.

Field Goal Shooting

The Lakers have been solid shooting the ball on the season. Los Angeles has made 46.9 percent of their shots from the field, which is 7th in the league. The Lakers have shot 34.9 percent from behind the arc, which is 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles has sunk 72.7 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 29th in the league.

Golden State has been strong shooting the ball on the season. The Warriors have been shooting 46.7 percent from the field, which is 10th in the NBA. Golden State has made 36.2 percent of their shots from deep, which is 10th in the league. The Warriors have drained 76.6 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 20th in the NBA.

These two teams have been solid shooting the ball on the season, but the Warriors have been better. Golden State also has the better defense. The Warriors have held opposing teams to a 43.9 percent from the field, which is 2nd in the league. Los Angeles has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.9 percent from the field, which is 22nd in the NBA.

Top Performers

Anthony Davis has been solid for Los Angeles when healthy this season. Davis has averaged 23.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony have both averaged 13.3 points per game to round out the lineup on the season.

Klay Thompson has been strong for the Warriors since returning from injury. Thompson is averaging 19.3 points per game. Jordan Poole has averaged 18.4 points per game on the season. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.2 points per game, while Jonathan Kuminga has averaged 9.1 points per game to round out the lineup.

These two teams are likely missing their best players in LeBron James and Steph Curry. James will likely miss this game with his ankle injury with the Lakers being eliminated. Curry continues to be without his own foot injury. Both teams will look for some players to step up in their lineup early in this one as they look for a big win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a win in this one. The Lakers have been eliminated, but will look to slow down Golden State in this matchup. With both teams missing their best players, I expect an exciting game.

The Warriors are still competing for seedings, but I expect a close game in this one.

Bovada has Golden State listed as a -12 ½ against the spread in this one. I think that this line should be closer to even with the Warriors still missing Curry. LeBron James is out as well, but Anthony Davis is in the lineup. I think the Lakers will keep this game close like they did in the first three matchups. I like the value on Los Angeles with the points.

The Bet
Los Angeles Lakers +12.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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