The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors go back to Los Angeles for Game 6 of their second round playoff series on Friday night. The Lakers have a 3-2 series lead going into this contest, and can end the series with a win at home. In our NBA betting picks for Friday, we take a closer look at Warriors vs Lakers Game 6.
Warriors vs Lakers Game 6 Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Lakers -2.5|
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This game will be played at crypto.com Arena at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, May 12, 2023.
Why Bet the Lakers:
✅ Anthony Davis is probable for Game 6 after taking a shot to the head in Game 5. His return to the Lakers lineup will give the Lakers a physical advantage to win this game and close out the series.
✅ The Warriors have won just 13 road games all season, and have been among the worst road teams in the NBA all year, which will continue here.
Golden State Warriors
Going into Game 6 between the Warriors and Lakers, the Warriors will hope for a performance similar to the one they put forth in Game 5 at home. But to do that, the Warriors will need to win on the road, which has been hard for them to do all season long.
For the Warriors to win on the road in this contest, they are going to need Klay Thompson to step things up. He has averaged just 11.3 points per game over his last three games. That is not enough against a Lakers team that has been able to get great looks at the rim regularly in this series.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are just a game away from pulling their second upset of these NBA Playoffs, at least from a seeding perspective. They are at home for this game, where they have dominated the Warriors for the most part in this series. But they will need their role players to step up once again to finish the job and advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Throughout this postseason, the Lakers have received great games from players like Rui Hachimura and Lonnie Walker IV. If someone can do that again to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers could move on after this game.