Warriors vs Lakers NBA Preview (4/9/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 9, 2024
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The Golden State Warriors are set to play against the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:00 p.m. ET tonight. The game will take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds favor the Lakers at -144, with the Warriors odds at +120. The point spread favors Los Angeles at -2.5, with an over/under of 236.

Warriors vs Lakers pregame odds for Tuesday night

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Warriors vs Lakers show a tight contest. DraftKings lists the Lakers at -142 and the Warriors at +120, with a point spread of -2.5/+2.5 and an over/under of 236. FanDuel and Caesars offer similar Lakers odds and Warriors odds, emphasizing the expected competitiveness of the game. The over/under across Massachusetts online sportsbooks is pretty much set at 236, indicating a high-scoring game.

  • DraftKings: Lakers -2.5, over/under 236
  • FanDuel: Lakers -2.5, over/under 236
  • Caesars: Lakers -2.5, over/under 236
  • BetMGM: Lakers -2.5, over/under 235.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Warriors vs Lakers.

Warriors vs Lakers projected starting lineups (4/9/24)

Golden State Warriors starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Stephen Curry
  • SG: Brandin Podziemski
  • SF: Andrew Wiggins (game-time decision)
  • PF: Jonathan Kuminga
  • C: Draymond Green

Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Austin Reaves
  • SF: Rui Hachimura
  • PF: LeBron James (game-time decision)
  • C: Anthony Davis (game-time decision)

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Warriors vs Lakers injuries for tonight’s game

Warriors: Andrew Wiggins (SF) is probable with a knee injury. Dario Saric (PF) and Gary Payton II (PG) are out due to knee and ankle injuries respectively for Golden State.

Lakers: Anthony Davis (C) and LeBron James (SF) are questionable due to an eye injury and illness respectively. Christian Wood (PF), Jarred Vanderbilt (SF), and Jalen Hood-Schifino (PG) are out for Los Angeles.

Team standings and stats for Tuesday’s game

Tonight’s game is the third meeting between the Warriors and Lakers, with Golden State winning two of them. The most recent was a 128-121 Warriors win in LA in mid-March. Here are the team stats for Tuesday’s game.

Golden State Warriors team stats

The Golden State Warriors stand at 43-35, ranking tenth in the Western Conference and fifth in the Pacific Division. Their recent 188-110 victory over the Utah Jazz showcases their capabilities. The Warriors are 7-3 in their last 10 games, including a win over the Houston Rockets last week. Season averages important for Warriors odds include:

  • Points per game: 117.8
  • Points allowed per game: 115.4
  • Rebounds per game: 46.8
  • Assists per game: 29.2
  • FG%: 47.6
  • 3PT%: 37.7

Los Angeles Lakers team stats

The Los Angeles Lakers, with a current record of 45-34, are positioned ninth in the Western Conference and fourth in the Pacific Division. Their recent 127-117 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves is a setback entering tonight’s game. This performance reflects their season averages, which include:

  • Points per game: 117.9
  • Points allowed per game: 117.3
  • Rebounds per game: 43.3
  • Assists per game: 28.5
  • FG%: 49.9
  • 3PT%: 37.8

Player Stats for Warriors vs Lakers on April 9

As NBA fans and bettors analyze the Lakers odds against the Warriors, examining recent player performances is crucial. The Lakers showed a mixed bag in their last outing, with Rui Hachimura leading the scoring. Klay Thompson’s sharpshooting was on full display on the Warriors side, making them a formidable opponent. Both teams have players with stats that match each other and will play a pivotal role in tonight’s game.

Golden State Warriors leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Klay Thompson scored 32 points and Jonathan Kuminga added 21 to lead the Warriors to a win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Here are the leaders for Golden State from the victory:

  • Klay Thompson (SG): 32 PTS, 5 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jonathan Kuminga (PF): 21 PTS, 10 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Trayce Jackson (F): 16 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Brandin Podziemski (G): 16 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Chris Paul (PG): 12 PTS, 1 RB, 4 ASTS

Here are the season leaders for Golden State heading into tonight’s game:

  • Stephen Curry (PG): 26.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Klay Thompson (SG): 17.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.3 APG
  • Jonathan Kuminga (PF): 16.4 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.1 APG
  • Andrew Wiggins (SF): 13.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Brandin Podziemski (G): 9.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.8 APG

LA Lakers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

LeBron James was out for the Lakers in their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. To try to fill in, Rui Hachimura led LA with 30 points. Here are Los Angeles’s leaders from the loss:

  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 30 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 ASTS
  • Jaxson Hayes (C): 19 PTS, 10 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (PG): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • DeAngelo Russell (PG): 15 PTS, 7 RBS, 11 ASTS
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS

Here are the Lakers’s leaders entering tonight’s game:

  • LeBron James (SF): 25.4 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 8.2 APG
  • Anthony Davis (C): 24.5 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 18.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 15.8 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.6 RPG
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 13.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.1 APG
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