Warriors vs Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 6 (Can the Defending Champs Stay Alive?)

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 6 (Can the Defending Champs Stay Alive?)


The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Thursday, May 11 with Game 6 of the second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 6 Info

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Lakers couldn't come through on their first chance to secure a spot in the Western Conference Finals as they fell to the Warriors by a score of 121-106 in Game 5. The trio of Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Draymond Green posted 72 points as the defending champions avoided elimination.

Warriors vs Lakers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: GSW: (+110) | LAL: (-130)
  • Spread: GSW: +2 (-110) | LAL: -2 (-110)
  • Total: 222 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Lakers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 222 points with both sides being available at -110 odds.

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 -2.5 -108 -112 223.5 -110 -110 -136 +116

Warriors vs Lakers Betting Trends

  • The Lakers are 39-39-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Warriors have been underdogs by 2.5 points or more 19 times this season and are 9-10 ATS in those contests.
  • This season, 42 of the Lakers' games have gone over the point total.
  • Warriors games this season have gone over the total in 44 of 80 opportunities (55%).
  • Los Angeles has a better record against the spread in home games (20-19-1) than it does on the road (19-20-1).
  • In 2022-23 against the spread, Golden State has a better winning percentage at home (.650, 26-13-1 record) than on the road (.300, 12-28-0).

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that Game 5 showed that the Warriors are capable of coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to advance, but don't pay too much attention to the victory as it came at home. Game 6 will feature Golden State trying to win on the road, where it has struggled to perform all season long.

The Warriors finished the regular season with a putrid 11-30 record in away games, which was the third-worst mark in the entire Western Conference. That trend has followed them to the postseason, too, as Golden State has lost four of its six away games with an average scoring margin of -2.8.

Game 5 was the first game in a while in which LA's bench unit failed to make a legitimate impact, but guys like Rui Hachimura and Lonnie Walker have been too good to expect back-to-back bad games. I like the Lakers' depth to help them stay undefeated at Crypto.com Arena during the NBA postseason.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 108 | Lakers: 114

Warriors vs Lakers Best Bet

Backing the Lakers along the spread is the best bet for Game 6 considering they are an impressive 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last five home games against the Warriors. Not only that, but LA is also 5-0 ATS in their last five home games overall and 6-3 ATS in their last nine games altogether.

The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the Lakers and won Game 5 despite more struggles from Klay Thompson (3-of-12 shooting) and Jordan Poole (5-of-14 shooting). Without those two making a difference from beyond the arc, Golden State has an uphill battle to fight here.

Bet: Los Angeles Lakers -2 (-110)

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