The Los Angeles Lakers are still the best NBA betting team in the Western Conference but their lead over Dallas and Denver has gotten smaller in recent weeks. The Lakers don’t seem too concerned though as they are more focused on their own play than what other teams are doing. The Lakers broke a four-game road losing streak on Friday at Phoenix and they will try and keep that momentum going on Monday at Golden State in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
Lakers are listed as 7 -point favorite with a total of 222 at SBG Global.
The Lakers have lost ground to Cleveland for the best record in the league and they are not happy about that. “I think more than anything else, we want to keep pace with Cleveland,” head coach Phil Jackson said. “That’s the thing that we’ve really been disappointed in.” The Lakers are 18-13 on the road this NBA betting season and they have seven of their next nine away from home. “This is a perfect schedule headed to the playoffs,” Lamar Odom said. “You have to have a road mentality — a win-by-all-means type of mentality. Hopefully we kind of started that mentality [Friday]. You just keep going. Keep running through people until they quit, until they stop.”
The Lakers want to start getting ready for the NBA betting playoffs and going on the road actually helps. “I kind of like it,” Pau Gasol said. “I enjoy being on the road. Games are tougher and we get more challenged on the road. All of those games are tests for our ballclub. I wish we could have done a little better in the games that we have lost. But we still have many more games coming up that are going to be very hard and we’re going to have to prove ourselves and play well.”
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Pacific. The Lakers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games.
The Warriors are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Pacific. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
The Under is 7-1 in the Lakers last 8 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 11-4 in the Lakers last 15 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Warriors last 5 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 5-2 in the Warriors last 7 home games. The Over is 23-9 in the last 32 meetings between the Lakers and Warriors.