Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5-6-23 Prediction, Best Bets and Odds

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/6/23 – On Saturday, the Golden State Warriors travel to Los Angeles Lakers for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals best-of-seven series, currently tied 1-1 after Golden State edged past Los Angeles 127-100 in Game 2. NBA betting trends favor the Los Angeles Lakers in taking an edge against Golden State.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers

Date & Time: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: Arena Los Angeles, CA


Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/6/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +132

Spread: +3 (-110)

Total: 227.5 over (-112)


Moneyline: -152

Spread: -3 (-110)

Total: 227.5 under (-108)

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

Game 2 saw the Golden State Warriors emerge victorious by a score of 127-100. Golden State finished the contest with a 50.5% field goal percentage and converted 21 of 42 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 10 out of 16 attempts for a success rate of 62.5%. As part of their hauling operation, they collected 55 boards with 13 of those being offensive in nature. They recorded 38 assists for this matchup while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the field on 40 of 94 attempts, which is just short of being effective defense. Los Angeles scored 27 dimes and made 9 steals during this contest. Los Angeles also collected 40 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Los Angeles ended the game shooting 58.8% from the free throw line by making 10 out of 17 attempts and 10 of 34 from long range. Regarding personal fouls, the Warriors amassed 23 while the Lakers totaled 15 personal fouls. Klay Thompson excelled in this matchup. He amassed 30 points while shooting 11-18. He played 31 minutes and won 3 boards. Thompson recorded an impressive 61% clip from the field and provided one assist during her performance in this matchup.

Los Angeles Lakers allowed Golden State to score 55 total points during Game 2. At 50.0% from three-point range, they shot 21 of 42 from three and made 10 out of 16 free throw attempts. The Lakers permitted the Warriors to convert 48 out of 95 field goal attempts for a 50.5% field goal rate during this game. At the final whistle, the Lakers finished shooting 40 of 94 from the floor for 42.6% accuracy. Los Angeles was successful with 10 of 34 shots taken from long range. They were successful in making 10 out of the 17 attempts for a conversion rate of 58.8%. The Warriors committed 23 personal fouls during this matchup, sending the Lakers to the charity stripe 17 times for attempts. They turned the ball over nine times during this game, collecting nine steals at the same time. The Lakers earned 40 rebounds during this matchup – 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds combined for an impressive total. LeBron James played an essential role for the Lakers during this contest, shooting 10 of 18 field goals at 55.6% for an effective field goal percentage and collecting 7 rebounds while scoring 23 points and dishing out three assists during his 28 minutes on the court.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games. Golden State are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games. Golden State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the LA Lakers. Golden State are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against the LA Lakers. Golden State are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games on the road.

LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Lakers’ last 17 games. The LA Lakers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games against Golden State. The LA Lakers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Free Pick

Although the Lakers did not do themselves proud in Game 2, they cannot dwell on that loss; rather they must capitalize on a fresh start at Arena. Luckily for them, Los Angeles has proven an ideal venue with five out of six wins against Warriors coming at home. The Lakers have more talent than was evident in Game 2, and with support from their home crowd can make an impressive comeback in Game 3. Look out for LeBron James to step up his performance as they take back control of the series lead as per the NBA betting forums.

Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -3 (-110)