Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 10:00 ET in the second game of the Western play-in tournament between the seventh and eighth seed of the conference. Both teams are coming in this game red-hot, with the Lakers having won their last five matches and the Warriors having lost only once in their previous nine. 

The Lakers finished the regular season with a 42-30 record and are 32-39-1 against the spread and 28-43-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road win against the Pelicans with a 110-98 score. All of their five starters were in double digit scoring, led by LeBron James with 25 points. He also added 6 assists, but only grabbed one rebound. Andre Drummond double doubled with 13 points and a team-high 13 boards. 

LeBron leads the team both in scoring with 25 ppg and in dimes made with 7.8, grabbing 7.7 boards per game, while shooting with 51.3% from the field. Anthony Davis follows with 21.8 ppg and 7.9 boards per game. 

Lakers have the second-best defense in the league, allowing 106.8 ppg and score 109.5 ppg offensively. They have a 47.2% field goal percentage and a 35.4% 3-point percentage. They are 1-3 against the spread in their previous four matches. Under 219.5 is 5-3 in their previous eight matches. 

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Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 5/19/2021

The Warriors finished the regular season with a 39-33 record and are 37-35 against the spread and 30-42 in over/under. They are coming off home victory against the Grizzlies with a 113-101 score. Steph Curry returned to the lineup after a game of rest and torched the Grizzlies with 46 points on 9 triples. He also added 7 rebounds and 9 assists, while Andrew Wiggins added 21 points and 10 rebounds.  

Curry led the whole NBA in scoring with 32 ppg, adding 5.5 boards and 5.8 dimes per game, while shooting with 42.1% from behind the arc. Andrew Wiggins adds 18.6 ppg and 4.9 boards per game. 

Warriors score 113.7 ppg offensively and allow 112.7 ppg defensively. They have a 46.8% field goal percentage and a 37.6% 3-point percentage. They are 8-1 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Over is 4-1 in their previous five matches. 

Lakers led the Warriors 2-1 wins this year. They won once at home with a 117-91 score and once on the road with 97-128. They are 3-1 against the spread in their previous four matchups. Under is 6-2 in their previous eight matchups. The Lakers are 21-15 at home, while the Warriors are 14-22 on the road. Lakers are in full force which immediately makes them the favorite. Pick them with -5 today. 

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Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 10:00 ET 

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -5 

NBA Totals: +219.5

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