Warriors vs Lakers Expert Predictions

By Kevin Nardone
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The Golden State Warriors will make the trip to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles to square off against the Lakers. The Warriors are closing in on locking up the No. 1 seed in the West and are 13-point favorites in this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this contest, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Warriors vs Lakers Predictions

Cappers Picks

The team at Cappers Picks expects the Warriors to win this one, but the Lakers to cover the spread, predicting a final score of 120-111. They are concerned about the game being a potential letdown spot after a big win against the Nuggets, but believe the Warriors will ultimately be able to pull it out against a depleted Lakers team.

The Vegas Book

The team at the Vegas Book is backing the Lakers to cover the 13-point spread in tonight's matchup with Golden State.

Scores & Stats

The experts at Scores & Stats think the Warriors will win and cover the 13-point spread, predicting a final score of 118-103. They believe Steph Curry's recent hot shooting will be too much for the Lakers to handle, pointing out that Curry is 32-of-59 from distance over the last five games and has knocked down at least five shots from behind the arc in each of his last nine contests.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI shows the Warriors have a significant advantage in this one, giving Golden State a 64.3 percent chance to beat the Lakers in the STAPLES Center.

Overall, all four experts believe the Warriors will win this one straight up, but two of the three that made picks against the spread like the Lakers to cover the 13-point spread.

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