Lakers at Warriors 2/2/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 4:39 AM ET

Lakers at Warriors 2/2/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a second straight victory on Saturday when they visit Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 123-120 in overtime on Thursday as LeBron James returned after missing 17 games. James led the Lakers with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Golden State had its 11-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night by Philadelphia, as the 76ers defeated the Warriors 113-104. Stephen Curry led the Warriors in the loss with 41 points and six assists, while DeMarcus Cousins made his home debut and scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists. LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 27.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.9 points per game. Five Lakers average double figures in scoring. Los Angeles is shooting 47.3% from the field and 33.5% from three-point territory.

Stephen Curry is leading the Warriors in scoring with an average of 29.5 points per game, while Kevin Durant is second with an average of 27.6 points per game. Draymond Green leads the team in rebounding and assists with averages of 8.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. As a team, Golden State is shooting 49.9% from the field and 38.7% from 3-point territory.

Golden State has won 11 of its last 12 straight up but has had trouble covering at home failing to cover 10 of its last 14 at Oracle Arena. The Lakers have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 on the road and 6 of the last 7 on the road versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of .600 or higher. Final Score Prediction, Golden State Warriors win but fall short ATS 121-112

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