The NBA is back in action today as the Los Angeles Lakers will clash with the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, CA.
The Lakers are heading into this game after a home defeat against the Rockets with a score of 121-111. And on the other side, the Warriors suffered a 129-88 defeat in the game against the Nets in the Big Apple.
Los Angeles Lakers Form
The Lakers are having a strong season so far. However, the suffered a hard defeat at the Staples Center in their last game which was against James Harden’s Rockets. Yet, it seems that the team is on the right track as they are on the top spot in the Pacific Division. Additionally, the L.A team is at the top spot in the Western Conference. Therefore, it is safe to say that the Lakers are one of the main favourites to win the championship this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Lakers scored an average of 114 points per game. And that is enough for the 7th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 45.6 boards combined with 26.1 assists per night.
And on the defensive side of the game, the Lakers concede an average of 106.4 points per night. And that is the 7th defensive record.
Golden State Warriors Form
The Warriors are having a poor season so far. Moreover, they suffered another disappointing defeat in their last game against the Nets. Also, the Warriors are still in the cellar of the Pacific Division, 26.5 games behind the Lakers for the top spot. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, the team is last, 13.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive of the game, the Warriors score an average of 106.5 points per game. And that is the 25th scoring record in the league. Also, the Warriors have 43.6 boards per game combined with 25.2 per contest. And on the defensive side of the game, Golden State is 22nd with 114.4 conceded points a night.
The Warriors are not the same team from 2 seasons ago. Moreover, they have been suffering this season with no signs of improvement on the horizon. On the other side, the Lakers needs to get back to winning ways after a home defeat in the game against Houston.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 02/08/2020 is: take the Los Angeles Lakers (Moneyline).
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