NBA · Fri (5/12) @ 10:19pm ET
|GS Warriors||at||LA Lakers|
|Staples Center, Los Angeles, California|
Bettors have feasted on some logical patterns in the Golden State vs. Los Angeles Lakers Western Conference semifinals. The Dubs romped as projected by gamblers in Game 5, and as we look at predictions, odds, and props of Game 6, they are again the darlings of the bettors — even on the road.
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Warriors vs. Lakers Game 6 Betting Odds
There are opportunities galore for either side with the Lakers becoming a tepid home favorite at -2.5 for the attempted series clinch. Bettors who like the Lakers have to win by little more than a field goal, or one three-pointer, on the wager. Backers of the Warriors get a good value of +120 on the moneyline, -110 on the spread.
The Over-Under is 221, one of the lowest in the series. Books have incorporated a defensively-taut fourth quarter into this projection. Four of the five games have ended in the 220s. None have reached 230. The lowest score, 205, came on the Lakers’ home court in the last game. They won it 104-101.
Here are current Game 6 odds from the best sports betting apps.
Early DraftKings Bettors All Over Warriors in Game 6
DraftKings bettors say, “Give me two helpings of Golden State.”
The Dubs have 78% of the spread handle and 52% of the tickets. They also garnered 75% of the moneyline handle and 58% of the bets.
Gamblers are divided on the total, with 55% of the handle going on the Under, but 76% of the bets backing the Over. Smaller wagers support the Over, larger bets back the Under.
Warriors vs. Lakers Updated Series Odds
The Warriors are 8-2 when facing elimination and 7-0 against Western Conference foes under coach Steve Kerr.
The Lakers are still a sizable -235 to close out the series at DraftKings. Golden State is +195. Bettors who believe the Warriors would not lose a Game 7 may pull the trigger on this price now.
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Who’ll Step Up in Game 6?
The Invisible Man has stepped up in prominent roles for the last two games, for different teams.
It was Lonnie Walker of the Lakers in Game 4, coming off the bench to score all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter with the Lakers winning by 3.
It was Draymond Green for the Warriors in Game 5. He has been hot and cold throughout the playoffs, and in this one, he was hot. Green notched 20 points, 10 rebounds, and was 7-for-11 from the floor. This was the first time since 2017 that he recorded two 20-point games in one playoff season.
Warriors vs. Lakers Game 6 Prop Bets
Here is just a sampling of the prop bets offered for Friday night’s Game 6:
Player Points Props at DraftKings
- Andrew Wiggins 17.5 (Over -125, Under -105)
- LeBron James 26.5 (Over -120, Under -110)
- Steph Curry 31.5 (Both sides -115)
- Draymond Green 9.5 (Over +100, Under -130)
- Klay Thompson 205 (Over -120, Under -110)
Points + Rebounds
- Wiggins 22.5 (Over -105, Under -125)
- Davis 38.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
- Draymond Green 17.5 (Over +100, Under -130)
- James 31.5 (Over =125, Under-105)
- Curry 37.5 (Over -125, Under -105)
Game 6 Props at FanDuel
Here are some fun betting options at FanDuel:
- Team to trail by at least 10 points and win:
- Lakers +500, Warriors +550
Both teams to score in the first minute:
- No -188
Both teams did in Game 5.
Draymond Green Props
- Draymond Green to record 10 points +110
- Draymond Green 6 or more rebounds +310
To Lead After Every Quarter
- Warriors +380
- Lakers +250
- Any Other Result -142.
This is revealing. FanDuel Sportsbook Golden State +138 to lead after each quarter of Game 5, which it did. Here, both teams are longshots to be ahead after each quarter, and the -142 favorite is that neither will do it. A tie at the end of a quarter is an “Any Other Result” on this wager.
The prop reveals the expectation of a tight game, maybe one with a two-point margin in the final minute, with the noise deafening.
Warriors vs. Lakers Game 6 Predictions
Since stealing home-court advantage in Game 1, the Lakers have played like a team trying to win the series in this game. They were not close in Games 2 and 5 on the road, and they vigorously protected home court in Games 3 and 4.
They don’t want to go back to San Francisco for Game 7. Los Angeles will treat this as a must-win and perhaps do just enough.
This also should be a big game for Curry. I don’t like the 31.5 bar but will try an alternate line of 26.5 and try to find something else to link him with for an alternate-line parlay before tipoff.
Bet Lakers moneyline -137 at BetRivers
How to Watch Warriors vs. Lakers Game 6
Game Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Game Time:10 p.m. ET
Location: Crytpo.com Arena, Los Angeles, California