Warriors Favored Over Lakers By 7 Points On Opening Night

  • The Golden State Warriors have -110 odds to cover a 7-point spread over the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • LeBron James’ points + rebounds + assist total is set at 41.5 with -120 odds on the under.
  • Stephen Curry has a 23.5-point total and 4.5 3-point total.

SAN FRANCISCO – The NBA regular season is finally here and the defending champions, Golden State Warriors, will host the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night where they are going into the game as a 7-point favorite.

Golden State Warriors Vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • Moneyline: Warriors (-280) vs. Lakers (+230)
  • Spread: Warriors -7
  • Total: 224.5 Points

First off, online betting sites are leaning in the direction of the Warriors and for good reason as defending NBA Champions have gone 8-2 straight up in the last 10 opening night games. However, the spread has been a little shakier as defending champs have gone 6-4 ATS in that time.

Looking into LeBron and how his teams have performed on opening night, in his last 12 they’ve barely held on with a 6-6 ATS record. As for Steph Curry in his last five opening night games, the Warriors have gone a measly 2-3 ATS. As for the matchup overall, the Lakers have dominated ATS in the last seven meetings in Golden State going 5-2 in those games.

LeBron James PRA Total Prop

LeBron James Points + Rebounds + Assists

LeBron’s player prop total on Bovada for points, rebounds, and assists could be the most valuable of all player props considering how well he’s done on opening night games. For his career, James averages 27.1 ppg, 6.9 apg, and 8.7 rpg which comes out to a combined 42.7 combined PRA average on opening night games.

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In his last five opening night games, James has come out on fire going over the 41.5 combined total three times. Also, he has torched the Warriors throughout his career also averaging over 41.5 combined stats with 27.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, and 7 apg. He has also gone over 41.5 PRA in his last four meetings with Golden State.

Stephen Curry Points + 3 Point Totals

Stephen Curry Total Points

Stephen Curry Total 3 Pointers

Unlike LeBron, Steph Curry has struggled in recent opening night games which certainly plays a role in his NBA player prop odds. Looking at his point total odds, while the over is favored, in his last five opening night games, he’s gone 1-4 with the over against a 23.5 total. As for his three-point total, he’s gone the same 1-4 with the over as well. In fact, he has only gone over three 3 points once in those last five opening night games.

As for his stats against the Lakers in his career, overall he averages just 21 ppg against the Lakers and they’ve held him to a three-point success rate of just 34.6%. In his last 10 meetings with the Lakers, his point total has gone 4-6 with the over. He has also stayed under a 4.5 three-point total in his last 12 games against LA which dates back to 2017.