Lakers vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Back a High-Scoring Contest at Arena)

Lakers vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Back a High-Scoring Contest at Arena)


Lakers vs. Warriors Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Thursday with nine more games, including a battle between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors rank ninth in the Western Conference with a 29-29 record, while the Lakers check in 13th with a 27-32 record. This one could go either way.

Golden State enters as a loser in three of its last four games after falling short in a 134-124 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 14. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has lost four of its last six games, but did defeat the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 120-102 on Feb. 15. Which team will win tonight?

Lakers vs. Warriors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAL: (-230) | GSW: (+184)
  • Spread: LAL: -5.5 (-110) | GSW: +5.5 (-110)
  • Total: 238.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Lakers enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 238.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Lakers vs Warriors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Lakers -3.5 - - - - - -164 138

Lakers vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Lakers put together a 36-46-0 ATS record last year.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 3.5 points or greater, the Warriors went 6-3 last year.
  • A total of 47 Lakers games last season hit the over.
  • The Warriors had 34 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.

Lakers vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick

The Warriors and Lakers find themselves in similar spots coming out of the All-Star break. Each side is positioned on the brink of NBA Playoff contention, which means every game down the stretch is going to make an impact. Starting off with a victory tonight would be a step in the right direction.

Health will be a key factor. Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins are listed as out tonight, while Anthony Davis and LeBron James are listed as probable. The Lakers will be able to score against a Warriors defense that ranks 20th in defensive efficiency and allows 118.5 points per game (No. 27 in NBA).

LA is has won four of its last six home games against Golden State, so back the Lakers here.

Final Score Prediction: Lakers: 123 | Warriors: 120

Lakers vs. Warriors Best Bet

This game lines up as a nail-biter, which makes shifting gears to the point total a better option. Keep in mind Golden State plays at the fastest pace in the NBA, while the Lakers play at the third-fastest pace. Each team also ranks among the top seven when it comes to points per game this campaign.

The total has hit the over in six of Golden State's last seven games overall as well as in 17 of its last 19 away games. The over has also cashed in five of the Warriors' last six games against the Lakers. The rest from the All-Star break should help those starting tonight put together stellar performances.

Bet: Over 238.5 Points (-110)

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