Warriors vs Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 3 (LA Gets Boosted by crypto.com Arena Crowd)

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 3 (LA Gets Boosted by crypto.com Arena Crowd)


The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday, May 6 with Game 3 of the second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Info

  • Series: Series tied 1-1
  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: ABC

The Warriors bounced back from their series-opening loss in a big way, picking up a 127-100 blowout win over the Lakers in Game 2. Klay Thompson couldn't be slowed down, scoring a game-high 30 points while shooting 8-of-11 from three-point range.

Warriors vs Lakers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: GSW: (+134) | LAL: (-158)
  • Spread: GSW: +3.5 (-110) | LAL: -3.5 (-110)
  • Total: 227.5 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Lakers enter this contest as narrow home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 227.5 points with the Under being favored at -112 odds.

Warriors vs Lakers Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 1-5 straight up in its last six road games against the Lakers.
  • The Lakers are 6-0 straight up in their last six home games.
  • Golden State is 5-15 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 road games.
  • The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played on a Saturday.
  • The total has hit the Over in four of Golden State's last six games.
  • The total has hit the Over in 12 of the Lakers' last 17 games.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction & Pick

Although the Lakers didn't have much to be proud of in Game 2, they can't dwell on that loss. Instead, they must capitalize on a fresh start at crypto.com Arena. Fortunately, the Lakers have been great at home, winning each of their last six games in Los Angeles, as well as five of their previous six home matchups against the Warriors.

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The Warriors are nowhere close to being as good on the road (13-32 SU) as they are at home (36-10 SU). They're also only 8-18 SU as underdogs this season, whereas the Lakers are 24-12 SU as favorites. It certainly doesn't help that Golden State has lost three consecutive trips to crypto.com Arena, getting outscored by an average of 9.7 points per game.

The Lakers are a better team than they showed in Game 2 and support from the hometown crowd will help them prove that. Expect a bounce-back performance from LeBron James & Co. as they regain the series lead.

Final Score Prediction: Lakers: 119 | Warriors: 114

Warriors vs Lakers Best Bet

Predicting a Lakers bounce-back win, I see them covering the 3.5-point spread this weekend. They've been solid against the spread, going 4-2 ATS in their last six games as well as 4-1 ATS in their previous five encounters with the Warriors. Speaking of which, Golden State is just 5-15 ATS in its last 20 road games and has failed to cover in five of its last six outings on a Saturday.

With the Lakers playing great basketball at crypto.com Arena in recent weeks, covering as -3.5 favorites is more than doable.

Bet: Lakers -3.5 (-110)

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