NBA Round 2: Lakers vs. Warriors Series Predictions & Odds

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors controls the ball against Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Arena on March 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will meet in the second round of the NBA Playoffs for a highly anticipated series. Below, we’ll list our Lakers vs. Warriors series predictions while running through the odds for each team to move on to the Western Conference Semifinals.

Remember, the Warriors have home-court advantage in this series as the higher seed. Game 1 from San Francisco will tip off on Tuesday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET.

Lakers vs. Warriors Series Odds

  • Warriors to win series: -145
  • Lakers to win series: +120

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Lakers vs. Warriors Previous Meetings

The Lakers and Warriors met four times in the regular season, with the Lakers going 3-1. Here are the results:

  • March 5: Lakers won 113-105 vs. Warriors
  • Feb. 23: Lakers won 124-111 vs. Warriors
  • Feb. 11: Lakers won 109-103 at Warriors
  • Oct. 18: Warriors 123-109 vs. Lakers

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Lakers vs. Warriors Series Predictions

This is one of the deepest and most talented teams that LeBron James has been a part of for some time. Anthony Davis is healthy and playing up to his true potential. The supporting cast and additional bench pieces looked strong against the Grizzlies. Will they hold up in a tougher challenge against the Warriors?

Yes, Golden State has the benefit of homecourt advantage. Yes, the reigning champs are flying high after winning a crucial Game 7 in Sacramento. However, the Warriors floundered for most of the series against the Kings. They needed a massive performance from Stephen Curry to put them into the second round. Granted, that’s one of the features on this team, but there’s a scenario where the Warriors looked like they wouldn’t make it this far. Let’s not forget that because Curry went for a 50-piece in Game 7.

The Lakers have a little more rest while playing a Golden State team that looks vulnerable. The Warriors have struggled on the road all year, and the Lakers are more than capable of stealing one (or two?) outside of LA.

Let’s take the Lakers to win the series, and getting +120 odds at PointsBet serves as the proverbial icing on the cake.

Best Bet: Lakers to win series | +120 at PointsBet