Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 3/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors 3/5/23
Sun 5th March 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (30-34, 15-15 Home) host the Golden State Warriors (34-30, 7-23 Away) Sunday in a matchup of fast-paced teams. Golden State topped the New Orleans Pelicans 108-99 at Chase Center on Friday, their fifth win in a row.

Klay Thompson was the standout player with 27 points. The Warriors are the fifth seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles fell short on Friday at Arena, falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-102.

Anthony Davis had 38 points in the loss, leading the team. The Lakers are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Golden State will be looking to level the season series after getting the win in only one of the three previous games.

Los Angeles won the most recent showdown 124-111 at Arena on February 23. Malik Beasley led the Lakers with 25 points, while Austin Reaves played a key role with 17 points. Thompson had 22 points in defeat.

Thompson and Jordan Poole, averaging 22.1 and 21.0 points per game, respectively, are leading the Warriors in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.7 assists. LeBron James’ 29.5 points per game have powered the Lakers on offense.

He ranks as the seventh-highest scorer in the league. James also has pulled down 8.4 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook has doled out 7.5 assists per game.

Look for plenty of transition action in this matchup that features the NBA’s two most up-and-down teams, as the Lakers and the Warriors rank first and second, respectively, in possessions per game.

The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Arena (5-5). Golden State is seeking to snap a five-game losing skid away from Chase Center this season.

Golden State is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.8 (116.6-111.8). Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.9 points per game on average while allowing 114.7 (+0.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Klay Thompson: 38.4 | 28.7 | +9.7
Points per game:
Klay Thompson: 28.6 | 22.1 | +6.5
Rebounds per game:
Donte DiVincenzo: 6.6 | 4.4 | +2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
D’Angelo Russell: 9.0 | 26.8 | -17.8
Points per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 2.0 | 17.6 | -15.6
Assists per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 3.0 | 6.1 | -3.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors (-200)

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