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Warriors vs Lakers Prop Bets

Last Updated: May 11, 2023

The Golden State Warriors are facing another must-win situation in Game 6 of their second-round series.

Can the defending champions stave off elimination once more to force a decisive Game 7? Or will the Los Angeles Lakers end the series at home?

Here are a few of my favorite Warriors vs Lakers props for Game 6.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 6 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 6 Player Props

LeBron James: Over 26.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

James is entering Game 6 with a sense of urgency. His Lakers can’t afford to let this series drag on any longer. A Game 7 in the Warriors’ home building would be problematic.

James’ scoring remains down a tick. He’s averaging 23.6 points (5.3 fewer than the regular season), but the NBA’s all-time scoring champion has a tendency to elevate his performance when the stakes grow.

Anthony Davis is expected to take the floor with him on Friday, but the burden may be on James to get the job done at home. With that in mind, I’m backing him to go Over 26.5 points with my NBA bet of the day.

Draymond Green: Under 9.5 Points (-130) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Green’s 20-point outburst, if you can call it that, might’ve been the most surprising aspect of Golden State’s Game 5 victory. Green, known obviously more for his rebounding and defensive abilities, had just one other 20-point game this season: Game 5 against Sacramento when he scored 21.

Green, of course, doesn’t need much to hit this total. That said, moving forward, I expect the Lakers to do a much better job of not letting the Warriors’ secondary options beat them.

Before Wednesday, Green had been held to single digits in five of his last six games.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 6 Team Props

Warriors: Over 26.5 First-Quarter Points (-105) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Scoring early doesn’t seem to be an issue for Golden State. The Warriors are averaging 27.2 first-quarter points this series. The only game in which they did not cash in on this prop was the 104-101 loss in Game 4, when they were outscored 22-21 in the first.


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Obviously, one quarter doesn’t leave us much margin for error. However, with the season on the line, I like Stephen Curry and Co. to get off to a fast start.


Warriors vs Lakers Game 5 Props Preview

The Golden State Warriors are in a 3-1 hole after a 104-101 loss on Monday. Only 13 teams have overcome that deficit to win the series in NBA history,

Can the Warriors keep their season alive? Or will Los Angeles move on to the Western Conference finals?

Ahead of Wednesday’s Game 5, here are a few Warriors vs Lakers props worth considering.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 5 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 5 Player Props

Stephen Curry: Over 4.5 Three-Pointers (-145) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

Golden State’s season is on the line. Who better to make a stand than Curry?

The two-time MVP seems like the only Warrior you can trust at the moment.

Curry was sensational in Game 4, posting his first triple-double (31 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) since November. Sure, he was only 3-of-14 from 3, but Curry should find his groove from deep again at home, making this my NBA bet of the day.

Andrew Wiggins: Under 17.5 Points (-125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Wiggins hasn’t had a bad series against Los Angeles, but he hasn’t had a particularly good one, either. He’s just been there, sort of.

He played 39 minutes in Game 4, his biggest workload this series, and contributed 17 points and four assists.

Golden State will need more from the likes of Wiggins to lessen the load on Curry, but that may not be possible at the moment. Los Angeles has done a strong job keeping him in check.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 5 Team Props

Warriors: Under 116.5 Points (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Frankly, this total seems a bit high. Outside of a 127-100 blowout in Game 2 — Golden State’s lone win this series — the Warriors haven’t operated with their usual precision on offense. They’re averaging 109.2 points through four games, a product of Curry not getting enough support.

The Warriors should play better at home, where they’re 33-8, but they have their work cut out for them. The Under at 116.5 points feels like the right play.


Warriors vs Lakers Game 4 Props Preview

Los Angeles leads 2-1 against Golden State in the Western Conference Semifinals. Game 4 is scheduled for Monday at Crypto.com Arena.

Ahead of that crucial contest, here are some Warriors vs Lakers props worth considering.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 4 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 4 Player Props

LeBron James: Under 26.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

While James remains extremely productive, he isn’t scoring at his usual rate this series. Through four games, the NBA’s all-time scoring champion is averaging 22 points, 6.9 fewer than the regular season.

In fact, he’s gone Units this total in eight of his nine playoff games this season, excluding Game 2 against Memphis (28 points on 12-of-23 shooting).

He remains a threat to get it done on any given night, but I’m backing the Under with my NBA bet of the day.

Draymond Green: Under 0.5 Three-Pointers (-150) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Green needs only one three-pointer for this to cash, making this a somewhat risky play. That said, there’s a reason this total is so low.

Green hasn’t made a shot from beyond the arc since Game 7 against Sacramento.

Plus, it’s not as if Green is averaging a high volume of attempts. In fact, he’s attempted only three shots from beyond the arc this entire series. That alone makes this intriguing.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 4 Team Props

Warriors: Under 112.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Golden State shot just 29.5% from deep in Game 3 and scored its fewest points of the postseason.

Assuming the Lakers are able to control the pace again at home — which is reasonable given Golden State’s futile road record — this prop should hit.


Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Props Preview

Can the Lakers take a 2-1 lead at home? Or will the Warriors hold their ground and remind everyone why they’re the defending NBA champions?

Ahead of Saturday’s Game 3, here are some worthwhile Warriors vs Lakers props.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Player Props

Anthony Davis: Over 24.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

JaMychal Green took on a larger role in Game 2, giving Golden State more athleticism on defense. Davis, who had his way with the slower-footed Kevon Looney in the Warriors’ series-opening loss, scored only 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

Despite that, I’m expecting a bounce-back effort from Davis, who needs to deliver more consistently for Los Angeles to knock off a higher seed for the second consecutive round.

Back Davis here with your NBA bet of the day.

Stephen Curry: Over 4.5 Three-Pointers (-155) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Is Curry being, dare I say, undervalued? I’m a bit surprised this total isn’t higher.

Curry has cashed in on this prop in seven of his nine playoff games, including in Game 1 against Los Angeles, where he went 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Based on his track record, the NBA’s three-point king is due to have a breakout game at any moment. Perhaps it’ll come in Game 3.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Team Props

Lakers: -1 First Quarter (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Golden State was 33-8 at home but just 11-30 away from the Chase Center. Those home/road splits are stark, if not a bit concerning.

With the series shifting to Los Angeles, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Warriors got off to a slow start before finding their footing. The Lakers also eviscerated this spread in all three of their home games in the opening round.


Warriors vs Lakers Game 2 Props Preview

After spurning Golden State’s late rally in Game 1, Los Angeles looks to take a commanding 2-0 lead when the teams’ second-round series continues Thursday in Northern California.

Here are my favorite Warriors vs Lakers props to consider.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 2 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 2 Player Props

Jordan Poole: Over 1.5 Three-Pointers (-160) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Jarred Vanderbilt trailed Stephen Curry in Game 1, which opened the door for Poole and others to get more quality looks from the perimeter. Poole had 21 points off the bench on an efficient 6-of-11 performance from deep and added six assists without a single turnover.

However, whether fair or not, Poole will mostly be remembered for one of the shots he didn’t make. With Golden State down three, Poole launched a 27-footer despite there being about 10 seconds remaining. It missed, spelling the end of the Warriors’ comeback.

Was it the right shot? In hindsight, no. Nevertheless, Poole was one of the most productive players on the floor and should be trusted in Game 2, making this my NBA bet of the day.

D’Angelo Russell: Over 24.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Russell answered the bell in Game 1, recording 19 points on 9-of-19 shooting, six assists, and three steals. That came on the heels of a 31-point outburst in the series-clincher against Memphis.

So long as LeBron James and Anthony Davis continue to draw the lion’s share of attention — and there’s no reason to think they won’t — Russell will get plenty of looks with the ball in his hands.

I can’t fade him now.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 2 Team Props

Warriors: First Quarter Moneyline (-170) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

There’s no other way around it: Golden State cannot afford to fall into another 0-2 series hole. With that in mind, taking the Warriors to get off to a fast start seems like the right call.

They did win the first quarter of Game 1, after all, albeit by a narrow 31-29 margin.


Warriors vs Lakers Game 1 Props Preview

After upsetting the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs, the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers will look to keep the momentum rolling against the No. 6 seed Golden State Warriors.

Here are my favorite Warriors vs Lakers props ahead of Tuesday’s Game 1.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 1 Player Prop Odds

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Warriors vs Lakers Game 1 Player Props

Draymond Green: Over 13.5 Rebounds and Assists (-135) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Green hit this combined total in four of the six games he played in the first round. He was suspended for Golden State’s Game 3 win after stepping on the chest of Kings center Domantas Sabonis.

The ultimate instigator, Green — who averaged 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists during the regular season — will undoubtedly try to put an early stamp on the series by riling up the Lakers.

I like Green’s chances of cashing in here (assuming he can keep his composure and avoid foul trouble) making this my NBA bet of the day.

LeBron James: Over 26.5 Points (+100) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Los Angeles Lakers bought themselves — and most importantly, LeBron James and Anthony Davis — extra rest by closing out Memphis in six games. The importance of that cannot be understated given the age of Los Angeles’ core players.

James didn’t face Golden State twice during the regular season, but he did drop 31 points on them on opening night. Expect the 38-year-old James to have an extra boost to his step and surpass this total after some much-needed time off.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 1 Team Props

Warriors: First-Half Moneyline (-165) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

The Warriors play a much different style than the Grizzlies, predicated on better movement, passing, and, of course, shooting.

With Game 1 in their building, look for them to start fast as Los Angeles tries to adjust.

Author

Doug Bonjour

Doug covered college and prep sports in Connecticut for more than a decade, including stints as the UConn women’s basketball and UConn football beat reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. During his time reporting on the 11-time national champion Huskies, he covered three NCAA Final Fours. He also has written for the Associated Press and New York Times.

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