Warriors vs Lakers Odds, and Picks (Game 6)
- The Warriors survived in Game 5, with a 121-106 win.
- Los Angeles has a shot to close it out at home in Game 6.
- The Lakers are now 6-3 on the season as a whole against Golden State.
The Warriors (50-44) and the Lakers (50-43) meet for Game 5 in their Western Conference Series. Golden State kept themselves alive with a win at home, but will need to avoid letting the Lakers close it out here.
How to Watch
- Where: Crypto Arena, Los Angeles, CA
- When: Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10 p.m ET
- How to Watch: ESPN
Golden State survived to see another day on Wednesday, winning 121-106 in Game 5 against the Lakers. It was an absolutely necessary win, as the Warriors continue to face the brink of elimination. Game 6 will be an even tougher task, with the game returning to Los Angeles. If they can manage to win it, they’ll host Game 7 back at home. Golden State needs a classic “Game 6 Klay” performance to stay alive once more.
The Lakers were unable to close the series out in Game 6, taking their 2nd loss of the series. They return home for Game 6, with a great opportunity to end this series in the same way they did against the Grizzlies in the 1st round. Los Angeles had a scare when Anthony Davis received a blow to the head late in Wednesday’s game, but it is believed that he avoided a concussion. Davis will need to be 100% in Game 6.
The Warriors are an extremely difficult team to bet against in the playoffs, not just because of the ability of several of their players to have sensational games, but also because of their consistently strong playoff record over the past decade. That being said, LeBron James is the only player capable of matching that playoff record, and the Lakers hold the home-court advantage in this game. I think they close it out here.