Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5-2-23 NBA Prediction, Bets and Odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5/2/23 – Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will face off Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center for Game 1 of the NBA West Second Round Playoffs. This matchup brings together two of the greatest NBA players of all-time: LeBron James will lead his Lakers against Steph Curry’s Warriors. Both teams were successful in upsetting higher seeds in the first round, with the Lakers defeating the 2-seed Grizzlies and Warriors upsetting 3-seed Kings respectively. However, according to the latest NBA betting stats, Golden State were the favorite to win this match.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Chase Center San Francisco, CA


Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 5/2/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +160

Spread: +4.5 (-110)

Total: 228 over (-110)


Moneyline: -180

Spread: -4.5 (-110)

Total: 228 under (-110)

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Analysis

The LA Lakers defeated the Grizzlies 125-85 in their final contest to close out their 1st round series. Regarding fouls, the Lakers amassed 16 while the Grizzlies totaled 17. Memphis converted 12 out of 38 attempts from long range, and finished the contest converting 15 of 20 free throw attempts at 75.0%.Los Angeles allowed Memphis to shoot 30.2% on 29 out of 96 attempts from the field. They contributed 33 assists during the contest while forcing 14 turnovers and collecting 6 steals from their opposition. Concerning their rebounding efforts, the Lakers earned 52 total rebounds with nine on the offensive end. When shooting from the charity stripe, 12 of 15 attempts were successful at an 80.0% success rate. Los Angeles ended the contest with a 53.8% field goal percentage and made 15 of 44 shots from beyond the perimeter. D’Angelo Russell played an influential role in this game. He shot 70.6% from the floor and provided 4 assists; playing 30 minutes while grabbing 2 rebounds as he finished with 31 points on 12-17 shooting. The Lakers average 117.2 points per outing while shooting 48.2% from the floor and connecting on 34.6% of their shots from distance and 77.5% at the free throw line. On defense, the Lakers have forced 12.6 turnovers every game and drawn 21.5 personal fouls per contest. Their defense has allowed 34.4% three-point shooting and they rank 20th in the NBA in opponents points per game.

Last time out on the court, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Kings with a score of 120-100 to win Game 7 of their 1st Round series and claim victory with 37 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 55 in this matchup. They turned over the ball seven times while recording four steals in this contest, leading to 23 foul calls against them and 30 free throw attempts for Warriors from the free throw line. Golden State was successful at making 19 of free throw attempts at 63.3% while making 15 out of 46 attempts from 3-point range. Overall, the Warriors shot 43 for 100 from the floor for a percentage of 43.0% while permitting Kings’ 36 of 96 attempts from the floor for 37.5% in game. Golden State shot 25.5% from distance by shooting 12 of 47 shots and finished the game 16 for 27 from the free throw line. As for rebounding, Sacramento managed to take 49 boards from Golden State. Stephen Curry was crucial in leading the Warriors victory on Friday. He completed 20 of 38 shots for 52.6% field goal percentage and grabbed 8 rebounds also scored 50 points in 38 minutes of playing time, as well as dishing out 6 dimes. The Golden State Warriors commit 21.4 fouls per game and convert on 79.4% from the free throw line. Their defense allows 36.4% of shots from beyond the arc and opponents have converted on 76.9% of free throw attempts against them.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Against the Spread

LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games. The LA Lakers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games. The LA Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Golden State. The LA Lakers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against Golden State.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games. Golden State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Golden State are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home. Golden State is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against the LA Lakers. Golden State are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Free Pick

The Warriors have been dominant at home this season and look to continue that success here to take Game 1. The Lakers hold an advantage with Davis and LeBron contributing near-rim shots; Kevon Looney from Golden State can provide toughness on defense and rebounding, and Stephen Curry hopes for another incredible Game 1 performance like his last time around. Golden State will be winning here as per the NBA betting experts.

Free Pick: Golden State Warriors -4.5 (-110)