Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5-12-23 NBA Prediction, Picks and Odds

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/23 – On Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors kept themselves alive by winning Game 5 and narrowing the Lakers series lead down to 3-2. Now, on Friday for Game 6, the Lakers hope to close out the Warriors and eliminate them for good. Golden State Warriors are eager to tie up the series but based on the NBA betting trends the home team will push to the finals.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers

Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Arena Los Angeles, CA


Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +115

Spread: +2.5 (-115)

Total: 221 over (-112)


Moneyline: -135

Spread: -2.5 (-105)

Total: 221 under (-108)

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

Game 5 ended with the Golden State Warriors taking home victory with a final score of 121-106. Golden State finished the game with a 51.1% field goal percentage and made 13 out of 35 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Warriors scored 14 out of 15 shots for an impressive 93.73% success rate. They amassed 48 total rebounds with 9 being offensive rebounds. Additionally, they also distributed 29 dimes during this contest and forced 14 turnovers while recording 8 steals. Stephen Curry was an integral component of this game. He scored 27 points on 12 of 24 shooting, played 39 minutes total and grabbed 3 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor while dispensing 8 dimes.

Golden State is currently grabbing 44.6 boards per contest and ranking first among basketball teams for passing, amassing 2,446 this year to top the charts in assists efficiency. Their 3-point shooting has averaged 38.5% with 79.4% free throw shooting percentage; scoring an average of 118.9 points per outing by connecting on 47.9% of shots from the floor. On defense, the Warriors have forced 14.3 turnovers per contest and drawn 18.4 fouls. They allow 36.4% on 3-point attempts while ranking 21st in PPG allowed. Furthermore, their opponent shooting percentage stands at 46.9% per game while conceding 43.3 rebounds per game as an entire basketball team. They rank 17th out of all basketball teams when it comes to giving away assists .

Game 5 saw the LA Lakers accumulate 38 total rebounds: 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds. They also yielded possession 14 times while making 6 steals during the contest. Los Angeles made 10 of 27 attempts at 3-pointers. At the conclusion of their game, the Lakers shot 42 of 87 from the floor, giving them an overall percentage score of 48.3%. The Lakers gave the Warriors permission to convert 47 out of 92 attempts from the floor for 51.1% shooting in this game. Los Angeles shot 37.1% from 3-point land by shooting 13 of 35 attempts and hit 14 of 15 free throw attempts, but allowed Golden State to capture 48 boards overall. LeBron James led his Lakers team in scoring this time around, hitting 9 of 17 shots for 52.9% accuracy and 9 rebounds in 39 minutes of playtime while also contributing 25 points and 3 assists.

Los Angeles Lakers have scored 9,608 points this year and average 45.7 boards per game, providing assists to their teammates 25.3, turning it over 14.1 times each contest and committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest while hitting on 77.5 percent from the charity stripe. Los Angeles allows an average of 34.4% on three-point shots while their opponents make 77.3 of their free throw attempts. On defense, they allow 25.7 dimes and 44.9 boards per game – ranking them 15th and 25th in the league respectively. Los Angeles sits 20th overall with 116.6 PPG allowed.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

Golden State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against the LA Lakers. Golden State is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against the LA Lakers. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games on the road. Golden State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against the LA Lakers. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games played in May.

The LA Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games. The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Lakers’ last 20 games. The LA Lakers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games. LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home. The LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Free Pick

Closing out any series can be challenging, and even more when the opponent is the four-time world champion Golden State Warriors. However, the Los Angeles Lakers have their own proven talent to rely on with LeBron James having won four world championships and Davis also having won titles. Though not easy, Friday should provide them with enough time to defeat the Warriors before heading back into San Francisco for Game 7. Take the Lakers to cover the spread as per the NBA betting experts.

Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 (-105)